A Village Romeo and Juliet (Delius, Frederick)



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Arranger Otto Lindemann (1879-1946), piano reduction
Language German / English
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1910. Plate U.E. 3912.
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Intermezzo: The Walk to the Paradise Garden

For Theatre Orchestra (Beecham)

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Arranger Thomas Beecham (1879-1961)
Publisher. Info. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1940. Plate B. & H. 8375.
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Arranger Harold Leslie Perry (1895-1956), transcriber
Publisher. Info. Berlin: Harmonie Verlag, 1910.
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General Information

Work Title A Village Romeo and Juliet
Alternative. Title Lyric Drama in Six Scenes after Gottfried Keller ; Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe
Composer Delius, Frederick
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFD 44
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 scenes
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1900-1
First Performance. 1907-02-21 – Berlin, Komische Oper: Fritz Cassirer (conductor)
First Publication. 1910
Librettist Frederick Delius (1862–1934) and Jelka Rosen (1868–1935), after Gottfried Keller (writer) (1819–1890)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 100 minutes ca.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus / Orchestra (3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 6 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, 2 harps, strings, on-stage instruments including 6 horns, 2 cornets, 2 trombones, percussion, organ, solo violin (Fiddler))
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While the opera's Debussy-like qualities are sometimes remarked, Delius wrote that the first Debussy he ever heard was Pelléas in a spring 1902 performance, _after_ he'd finished composing this opera.