Rhapsody (Bliss, Arthur)

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Sheet Music


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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Stainer & Bell, 1921. Plate S. & B. 2314.
Misc. Notes ca.600dpi grayscale images converted to black and white tif files, cropped and deskewed.
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General Information

Work Title Rhapsody
Alternative. Title Rhapsody for Flute, Cor anglais, String Quartet, Bass and Two Voices (Soprano and Tenor)
Composer Bliss, Arthur
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 4
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1919
First Publication. 1921 – London: Stainer & Bell
Language wordless
Dedication Gerald Cooper
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, tenor
Orchestra: flute, cor anglais, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass (see below, Comments)

Navigation etc.

  • This is wordless. Per the score: "The two voices are to vocalise on 'Ah' throughout..."
  • "More strings can be added to suit the requirements of the hall, but in no case should they exceed: 6 1st Violins, 4 2nd Violins, 4 Violas, 3 Cellos, 2 Basses."