Cycle of Life (Ronald, Landon)

Sheet Music



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Jaquick (2018/3/10)

Publisher. Info. New York: Enoch & Sons, 1906. Plate E. & S. 3470.
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No.2: Down in the Forest

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Schissel (2010/8/25)

Publisher. Info. New York: Enoch & Sons, 1906.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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General Information

Work Title Cycle of Life, song cycle
Alternative. Title
Composer Ronald, Landon
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILR 2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements:
  1. Prelude
  2. Down in the Forest (Spring)
  3. Love I have won you (Summer)
  4. The winds are calling (Autumn)
  5. Drift down, drift down (Winter)
First Publication. 1906
Librettist Harold Simpson (d.1955)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano

Misc. Comments

Sibley gives the dates of the author of the poetry, Harold Simpson, as 1909-1955, which seems just a touch unlikely given that the music was published in 1906. (Sibley also lists this as a single poem, Down in the Forest, but this is actually the 2nd of the 5-poem cycle Cycle of Life - see this article, or the title page of the score.) (Edit note: it has been explained to me that the 1909 was a "fl. 1909" that lost its fl. during transfer to a new system. That makes more sense...)

Score specifies that there are two versions, one for soprano or tenor, one for mezzo or contralto and baritone, in two different keys (E, C).