The Children of Don, Op.56 (Holbrooke, Joseph)

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Publisher. Info. London: Goodwin & Tabb, n.d.(ca.1920).
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Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., 1912. Plate 13476.
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Work Title The Children of Don
Alternative. Title Music drama (Drama I of the Trilogy the Cauldron of Annwn - retrospective title, see below)
Composer Holbrooke, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.56
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 9
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts with prologue
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1910-12
First Performance. 1912-06-12 - London, London Opera House
First Publication. 1912 - London: Novello (vocal score)
1913 - London: Novello (full score)
Librettist Thomas Scott-Ellis (1880–1946)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, chorus, orchestra

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Overture (alone) was performed in the Aeolian Hall in an organ arrangement in February 1912.

The Children of Don is the first opera in Holbrooke's trilogy The Cauldron of Annwn.

The opera was published in full score by Novello & Co., 1913. The holograph full score is at the British Library, London (MSS Mus. 230-231).

According to Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, and Musical Patriot, p.xxiii, completed 1912 January 12 in Kentford.