The Rose of Sharon, Op.30 (Mackenzie, Alexander Campbell)

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Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer & Co., 1884.
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Work Title The Rose of Sharon
Alternative. Title A Dramatic Oratorio founded on the Song of Solomon
Composer Mackenzie, Alexander Campbell
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.30
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAM 35
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 parts with a prologue and epilogue
I. Separation
II. Temptation
III. Victory
IV. Reunion
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1884, revised 1910
First Performance. 1884-10-16 — Norwich Music Festival, St. Andrew's Hall: Emma Nevada (The Sulamite), Janet Patey (A Woman), Edward Lloyd (The Beloved), Charles Santley (Solomon), Herbert Thorndike (An Elder), Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (conductor)
First Publication. 1884 – London: Novello, Ewer & Co.
Librettist Biblical text selected by Joseph Bennett (1831–1911)
Language English
Dedication The Crown Princess of Germany
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, 2 bass + mixed chorus (SATB)

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Full orchestral score published by Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d. [1884]. Autograph full score: London, Royal Academy of Music MS 1114 (dated 11th March 1884).