In memoriam (1916), GP 190 (Bax, Arnold)

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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Murdoch, Murdoch & Co., 1935. Plate M. M. & Co. 647.
Misc. Notes Internet archive (Brigham Young) seems to have the full score and the harp part, but the source of the full parts is a ?.
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Free Recordings

Performance by the Labyrinth Ensemble, 2015
Performance (arranged?) with Kalin Panajotov, oboe, unspecified harpist, and a string quartet in Sofia, Bulgaria, Feb. 16 2015

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General Information

Work Title In memoriam (1916)
Alternative. Title Irish Elegy
Composer Bax, Arnold
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. GP 190
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 16
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1917
First Performance. 1918 March 10 (private performance)
First Publication. 1935
Average DurationAvg. Duration 8-10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation english horn, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello
External Links Baxworks site
Wikipedia (Dutch)
The Background to In Memoriam (the history of the orchestral work and of this work as well)
Extra Information The subtitle "Irish elegy" seems to have been dropped by publication: quoting Parlett at the linked page - "This piece, for cor anglais, harp and string quartet, was originally entitled Irish Elegy, and it is likely that its final title—In Memoriam (1916)—was only applied when it came to be published in 1935."

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(1916) is not the composition date but part of the title*. Bax also composed a different (orchestral) work with the title "In memoriam" in 1916 (Parlett 179 and see extended page on the two In Memoriam (1916) works at

Score and parts are also available from Warner/Chappell. ( Performance Materials page.)

Recorded on Chandos 9602.