The Birds of Rhiannon, Op.87 (Holbrooke, Joseph)

It is very unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus-70 years. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and other countries where the term is life-plus-50 years (such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide). As this work was first published before 1928 or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright with no "restoration" under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.

Please obey the copyright laws of your country. IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country.



Sheet Music

Full Scores

PDF scanned by jsnfmn
jsnfmn (2009/1/28)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: W. Paxton & Co., 1926. Plate 95030.
Javascript is required for this feature.

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano

PDF scanned by Timtin
Timtin (2017/3/5)

PDF scanned by Timtin
Timtin (2017/3/6)

Arranger William Fenney (1891–1957)
Engraver London: Lowe & Brydone
Publisher. Info. London: Goodwin & Tabb, n.d.(ca.1926?).
Misc. Notes Score has no plate no. and is ambiguous about opus no. WorldCat estimates publication date as 1920, which is too early. Cover artwork is probably by Myrrha Bantock (1906–1992)(?). Paxton published its own arrangement for solo piano by Edric Cundell in 1926 (see: Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1926).
Javascript is required for this feature.

Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title The Birds of Rhiannon
Alternative. Title Poem
Composer Holbrooke, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.87
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 6
Key E minor? (ends in A major)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1922? December
First Performance. 1923 May or 1924 January
First Publication. 1926 – London: W. Paxton & Co.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 horns, trumpet, trombone (ad lib)
glockenspiel or triangle (ad lib), side drum, harp (ad lib), strings

Navigation etc.

Completion date[s], premiere[s]: from p. xxxiii-iv, "Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, and Musical Patriot".

Completed in 1922 or 1923 (or two different versions?).