Spanish Serenade, Op.23 (Elgar, Edward)

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Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Company, Limited, 1892.
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Misc. Notes Novello's Part-Song Book, No.644. Footnote on vocal score "Full score and orchestral parts may be had of the Publishers."
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General Information

Work Title Spanish Serenade
Alternative. Title Stars of the Summer Night
Composer Elgar, Edward
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.23
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEE 153
Key A minor
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1891
First Performance. 1893/4/7 Herefordshire Philharmonic Society
First Publication. 1892 (Novello)
Librettist Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 4 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation mixed chorus, piano.
Extra Information The words from Longfellow's "Spanish Student". Orchestral accompaniment added June 1892.

Misc. Comments

Often subtitled with the incipit "Stars of the summer night" to distinguish it from the composer's "Serenade" (Op.73, No.2).