Bird of the Greenwood (Wallace, William Vincent)

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Schissel (2012/5/15)

Publisher. Info. New York: Wm. A. Pond & Co., 1884. Plate 11208.
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Work Title Bird of the Greenwood
Alternative. Title
Composer Wallace, William Vincent
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWW 8
Key A major (soprano), F major (contralto)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1853 probably?
First Publication. 1866 – New York: William Hall & Son
Librettist Felicia Hemans (1793–1835)
Language English
Dedication Warren Hill
Average DurationAvg. Duration 2 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, piano (soprano or contralto singer)
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The title page of the score has "The last composition of Wm. Vincent Wallace Written in America", and the composer left the United States in 1853 (did he ever return? Don't know- anyone?). Am interpreting this to mean the last composition that he wrote when he was in America, though this may be a misinterpretation!

According to Lamb's William Vincent Wallace: Composer, Virtuoso and Adventurer (Fullers Wood Press, 2012), Bird of the Greenwood was published in 1866 by William Hall & Son. Thanks to Benjamin Tubb of PDMusic for this information.