Sappho at her Loom (Bishop, Henry Rowley)

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Publisher. Info. Philadelphia: G. E. Blake, [1826].
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Work Title Sappho at her Loom
Alternative. Title from Moore's "Evenings in Greece"
Composer Bishop, Henry Rowley
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHB 47
Key E major
Text Incipit As o'er her loom the Lesbian Maid, In lovesick languor hung her head
Librettist Thomas Moore (1779-1852)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano

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Later? published as part of a larger collection of settings by Bishop and others of poems by Moore called "Evenings in Greece, the poetry by Thomas Moore, ... The music composed and selected by Henry R. Bishop and Mr Moore". See BNF. (The subdivision by BNF suggests that some of the music and poetry is by other composers and poets, e.g. music by Fiorillo and Mozart among others, not just Bishop, included in the collection, despite the title?...)