Songs of the River (Cowen, Frederic Hymen)

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Publisher. Info. The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, Vol.32, No.575.
London: Novello, Ewer & Co. (Jan. 1, 1891).
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Publisher. Info. Novello's Part-Song Book (Second Series), Nos. 597, 598, 599.
London: Novello, Ewer & Co., 1891.
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Work Title Songs of the River
Alternative. Title Four Four-Part Songs
Composer Cowen, Frederic Hymen
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFC 38
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 songs
1. Boat Song
2. Water-Lilies
3. Resting
4. Rowing Homewards
Librettist Edward Oxenford (1846-1929)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation SATB

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"... these part-songs are distinguished in an exceptional
degree by refinement and poetic charm. Where all is so good
it may be unwise to establish distinctions; but, if called upon
to select, our choice would fall upon 'Resting,' which is a
little gem. Its companions, however, are very well able
to hold their own."
- The Musical Times, Dec. 1, 1891, p. 744
(reviewing nos. 2-4).