Auld Lang Syne, Op.60 (Holbrooke, Joseph)

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Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano (Holbrooke)

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Publisher. Info. London: J. & W. Chester, Ltd., 1920. Plate J.W.C. 2007.
Misc. Notes Piano version dedication: 'To my musical friends'. First piano performance: 1918/03/23.
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General Information

Work Title Auld Lang Syne Variations for Orchestra
Alternative. Title Portraits for Orchestra on a Scots Theme
Composer Holbrooke, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.60
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 4
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's theme, 20 variations
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1906
First Performance. 1915/05/08
Average DurationAvg. Duration 24 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra

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Other alternative titles: Scotch Variations, Portraits in Variations for Grand Orchestra, Portraits for Orchestra on a Scots Air. The 20 variations have titles using the initials of himself and 19 musical friends: 1.Joseph Holbrooke, 2. Frank Bridge, 3. Arnold Bax, 4.Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, 5.William Wallace/Ralph Vaughan Williams/Wilson Steer, 6. Benjamin Dale, 7.John Saunders/Ethel Smyth, 8.Wilson Steer/Richard Walthew, 9.Edward Elgar, 10.Frederick Delius, 11.Joseph Speaight/Sidney H. Sime, 12.Sidney H. Sime/Frederick Charles Nichols/John Saunders, 13.Stanley Hawley, 14.Dan Godfrey/Havergal Brian, 15.Cecil Forsyth/Cyril Jenkins, 16.Cyril Scott/Cyril Jenkins/CD?, 17. Richard Strauss, 18.Augustus John/George Moore, 19.Joe Ivimey/John Herbert Foulds/George Moore, 20.Granville Bantock. The alternatives are due to variations between versions and editions. Ref.: Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, and Musical Patriot, edited by Paul Watt and Anne-Marie Forbes, published by Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

  • Should one consider these to be the 19+ dedicatees of the work? Probably so. - ES