Raffael, Op.26 (Volbach, Fritz)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott Soḧne, n.d.[1903]. Plate 27191.
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Language Latin / English
Translator Nathan Haskell Dole (1852–1935), English translation
Publisher. Info. Boston: Boston Music Co., 1905. Plate B.M. Co. 1064.
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Work Title Raffael
Alternative. Title "Raffael". Drei Stimmungsbilder angeregt durch Raffael'sche Gemälde für Chor, Orchester und Orgel
Composer Volbach, Fritz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.26
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFV 4
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Madonna di Foligno. (G major, Sehr ruhig und zart beginnen) (Text: Psalm 51)
  2. Madonna del Granduca. (E minor, Ruhig und zart) (Text: Alma Redemptoris Mater)
  3. Madonna di San Sisto. (G major, In ruhiger aber freudiger und freier Bewegung, ohne zu schleppen.) (Text: Hallelujah.)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1902
First Performance. 1905-02-19 — Boston: Handel & Haydn Society (US premiere?).
First Publication. 1903 – Mainz: Schott
Librettist Psalms and Antiphons
Language Latin
Dedication Franz Wüllner (1832–1902)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: mixed chorus (SATB (nos.1 & 3) SSAA (no.2))
Orchestra: flutes, oboes, clarinets (B), bassoons + horns (F), trumpets (A), cornets à pistons (A), trombones, tuba + timpani + harp + organ + strings. Solo violin in 2nd tableau.

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Mentioned in Musical Times October 1 1902 p.662 as recently composed. Parts and piano reduction mentioned HMBref 1903, page 544.