Sextet No.2, Op.33a (Holbrooke, Joseph)

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Editor First edition?
Publisher. Info. London: Sidney Riorden, 1906.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
Incorrectly titled "Third Sextet" on score. (See work list.)
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General Information

Work Title Sextet [No.2] in F minor
Alternative. Title Sextet No.3 for Piano and Winds. Grand Sextet. Mein sehnen und verlangen. // "Israfel, after Poe" // "Soul"
Composer Holbrooke, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.33a
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 37
Key F minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Allegro appassionato non troppo - Lento - Poco meno
  2. Adagio molto espressione sostenuto - Poco andante
  3. Rondo. Vivace marcato.
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1901 (early version?)
1902 November 11 (revision?)
First Performance. 1902 April 19, Midland Institute (early version)
First Publication. 1906
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Piano
or 2 Violins, 2 Violas, Violoncello and Piano

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Grove doesn't give this sextet (or any of Holbrooke's sextets) a number, but it does give a subtitle of 'Israfel'. Op.33b is the Miniature Characteristic Suite for woodwind quintet.

Lesley Alexander Prize, 1901 (source of 1901 date for early version??) However, at the end of the ms there is "Fine. 11-11-02."

Israfel is used by Watt/Forbes also (and, I believe, other sources.) (Note: date on an autograph (original or autograph copy by composer, either...) does not always have to do with date of composition, beginning or completion thereof...) Title was altered to Israfel in 1934. Sextet No.3 is more accurate. See pp.192-3 of Watt/Forbes (2015).