The Birthright (Elgar, Edward)

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Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Company, Limited, 1914.
Misc. Notes It is noteworthy that the title is in the Gothic script commonly used in Germany, but however it was certainly composed in 1914 before the start of World War I.
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Work Title The Birthright
Alternative. Title Marching song for boys
Composer Elgar, Edward
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEE 159
Key B-flat major
Text Incipit British born, thy storied Past
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914
First Publication. 1914
Librettist George Alfred Stocks (1858-1934)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 5 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Boys' voices in unison with accompaniment for bugles and drums, with piano accompaniment, or voices SATB