|First Publication||1878 and after. Volumes I through V were available by September 1879, and Volumes VI and VII were also available by October 1890, as advertised in The Musical Times.|
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|Work Title||The Orpheus. [New Series.] A Collection of Glees and Part-Songs for Male Voices.|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||None [force assignment]|
|First Publication.||1878 and after. Volumes I through V were available by September 1879, and Volumes VI and VII were also available by October 1890, as advertised in The Musical Times.|
"Notwithstanding the popularity of the Orpheus in its former shape,
it is believed that its issue in separate Voice Parts is scarcely in
accordance with the present taste; it is therefore the intention of
Messrs. Novello, Ewer and Co. to publish a New Series of this
favourite Collection, in which every composition will appear in the
popular Octavo form, in single numbers printed in Vocal Score,
with a carefully revised Pianoforte Accompaniment. In many
instances the translation of the words will also undergo revision.
"The Orpheus will now consist exclusively of Part-Music for
"The whole of the original Series, with a few unimportant exceptions,
will be published in the new form, and new compositions by the
best composers will be added from time to time, as well as a
number of pieces which have become popular in other forms
or in other Collections. The Part-Songs for Mixed Voices hitherto
contained in the Series will in future appear in the "Part-Song Book."
"The whole of the compositions by Mendelssohn, formerly
included in the Orpheus, are now issued as a separate
publication, forming a complete collection of his Part-Songs."