Water-colors (Carpenter, John Alden)

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Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1916. Plate 26879.
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General Information

Work Title Water-colors
Alternative. Title Four Chinese Tone Poems
Composer Carpenter, John Alden
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJC 22
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 songs
  1. On a Screen [丹陽湖] (F minor)
  2. The Odalisque [和樂天春詞] (A major)
  3. Highwaymen [井欄砂宿遇夜客] (F major)
  4. To a Young Gentleman (D major)
Text Incipit see below
  1. A tortoise I see on a lotus-flower resting
  2. A gaily dressed damsel steps forth from her bower
  3. The rainy mist sweeps gently o'er the village by the stream
  4. Don't come in, sir, please!
First Publication. 1916
Copyright Information Possibly public domain in EU.
This item, which is in the public domain in its country of origin, is likewise in the public domain in countries which apply the rule of the shorter term. All EU countries apply the rule of the shorter term in general.
Note that in some cases this rule may be overridden by a treaty with the source country (especially the United States) and/or may not apply to works which fell into the public domain in their source country due to a failure to renew copyright or comply with other formalities.
Librettist Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935), after 8th and 9th-century Chinese poets
  1. Li Tai Po (701–762)
  2. Yuxi Liu (772–842)
  3. She Li (fl.806)
  4. Anonymous, from National Odes of China, collected by Confucius (551–479 BC)
Language English
Dedication 3. Dedicated to Tom Dobson
4. Dedicated to Maggie Teyte
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano
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