Separation, Op.20 (Comellas, José)

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Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1877. Plate 1890.
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Work Title Separation
Alternative. Title Song
Composer Comellas, José
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.20
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJC 8
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Text Incipit Though but a few miles distant, it appear’d to be // As if a boundless o-cean
First Publication. 1877 – New York: G. Schirmer
Librettist H.C. Watson (d.1877?)
Language English
Dedication G. Schirmer
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, piano

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"H.C. Watson" is usually taken nowadays to mean the botanist "Hewett Cottrell Watson" (1804–81) but the 1877-published score says "Poem by the late H.C. Watson". (Unless this is a case of reports of death being greatly exaggerated- but there does seem to be poetry etc. over much of the 19th century from the 1830s on by H. C. Watson, so unless the botanist was a poet on the side, this would seem to be a different person anyway...)