Au Tsar ! (Timon, V.)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Ricordi, n.d. [1896]. Plate z 99836 z
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Work Title Hymne
Alternative. Title Marche
Composer Timon, V.
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IVT 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Librettist Armand Lafrique (1858-1911)
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, Piano

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Although F-Pn has something to say on the librettist, it is mute on the subject of the composer of this hymnal expostulation to the glory of Tsar Nicholas II, with whose father France had formed an alliance in 1891. In 1896 Nicholas II and the French President Félix Faure laid the first stone of the Alexander III Bridge in Paris which was inaugurated at the Universal Exhibition of 1900. The paean ends very sastisfactorily with the couplet : "Henceforward, Russia and France / Will march on hand in hand". In the course of the excitement, all sorts of paraphernalia, from knick-knacks to lampoons, were issued, and musical entertainement attuned to the Tsar's visit was no exception. A few other of these patriotic musical outpourings by equally unknown authors are listed in Le Musée Pittoresque du Voyage du Tsar