This work is likely not in the public domain in the US (due to first publication with the required notice after 1923, plus renewal or "restoration" under the GATT/TRIPS amendments), nor in the EU and those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years. However, it is public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and in other countries (China, Japan, S. Korea) where the copyright term is life+50 years.
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|Alternative. Title||Improvisation for Reciter, Chorus and Orchestra ; Schneefried = Snöfrid : improvisation für Melodrama, gem. Chor und Orchester|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.29|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IJS 84|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1900|
|Librettist||Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895)|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||10-15 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Reciter, Chorus and Orchestra : 2 flutes (1 takes piccolo), oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, 3 trumpets, trombone, timpani, percussion, strings|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
Described as an "improvisation" by the composer.
Exists in a 2nd version with a different final chorus to words by Volter Kilpi, premiered in 1902.
Orchestral parts published in 1929 or 1930 (see. Probably has a copyright date but has been hard to track down the thing itself to check...)