When Evening's Twilight (Hatton, John Liptrot)

Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. Novello's Part-Song Book (Second Series), vol. vii, no. 215

London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d. [1870 or earlier]
Title given as, When Ev'ning's Twilight.

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Mixed chorus (Palmer)

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Arranger Horatio Richmond Palmer (1834−1907)
Publisher. Info. H.R. Palmer. The Common Sense Music Reader
New York: Bigelow & Main. 1883.
Misc. Notes Second verse written by the editor?
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For Mixed chorus

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Editor Anonymous
Publisher. Info. The Western Rural Rules of Order and Rallying Song Book
Chicago: Western Rural, 1882.
Misc. Notes For the Cook County Alliance of the State of Illinois.
Second verse written by the editor?
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General Information

Work Title When Evening's Twilight
Alternative. Title
Composer Hatton, John Liptrot
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 18
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1857 or earlier?
First Publication. 1861 or earlier?
Librettist The composer? (see below)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Originally for ATTB

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  • This song was performed in London as early as 1857. (At a concert of the Amateur Musical Society, it was "sung to perfection" by four members of Leslie's Choir, and "unanimously encored." See The Musical World, Feb. 28, 1857, p.133 (London: Boosey & Sons).)
  • It must have been well known by late 1859, when it was performed at St. Martin's Hall. See Musical Times, Jan. 1, 1860, at p.190.
  • The sheet music was available in the 1861 Catalog of Augener & Co's. Universal Circulating Musical Library - Supplement - Vocal Music - p.806.
  • Published by Ditson in 1877 according to a mention in Dwight's Journal of Music that year. The lyrics were separately available in print as early as 1866 in The new standard song book, ed. by J(oseph) E(dwards) Carpenter (text attributed to Anonymous.) (pages 35–36.)
  • Re: the librettist, "Hatton was fortunate enough to hit upon a style which ... possessed a distinctive individuality and a decidedly English character. It is not therefore to be wondered at that such partsongs as When Evening's Twilight (the words of which he always said he had written himself) ... appealed at once to the tastes of thousands of singers in Great Britain ...." William Spark. Musical Memories. London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. (2nd ed. 1888), at p. 315.
  • (There is another copy, at LoC, for trio of voices, which is probably also an arrangement though not so described, published by Carl Prüfer of Boston.)