y Cantata single work   lyric/song   "Songs of morning, with your breath"
Alternative title: Sydney Exhibition Cantata
Issue Details: First known date: 1879 1879
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Cantata.

Written expressly for the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney International Exhibition, and dedicated to His Royal Highness Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.

The cantata is set out in four parts: Part 1 - Prelude / Chorus 'Songs of Morning...' / Solo (soprano) and Chorus 'Lo, they come...' / Solo (tenor) 'By the days...'; Part 2 - Solo (bass) 'Where now a radiant city stands...' / Solo (contralto) 'Upon the hills...' / Solo (soprano) 'Ah! Haply on some mossy slope...'; Part 3 - Chorus of Children 'A gracious morning...' / Solo (soprano) 'And hence a fair dream...'. Part 4 - Solo (bass) with Chorus and Finale Tutti 'Father, all bountiful humbly we kneel to thee...'.

Notes

  • 1879 : Sydney International Exhibition ; 17 September. Cond/Music Dir. Paolo Giorza. Cast: Miss L. Moon (soprano), Mrs P. Wells (soprano), Marie St Clair (contralto), Vernon Reid (tenor), Thomas Rainford (bass). - Musicians incl. W. G. Broadhurst (organ), maud Fitz-Stubbs, Miss M. Ickerson, Miss L. Hyam, Miss F. Farrell, Miss B. Marks, Miss A. Kellerman, Miss A. Laurie, Miss A. Wilton (pianos).

  • The performance involved a chorus and musical ensemble numbering 790 people, including a chorus of 500 children (under the direction of Signora Luigia Giorza, from the Conservatoire of Music, Milan) and eight young lady amateurs (students of Signora Giorza) each playing a grand piano.

  • This entry has been sourced from on-going historical research into Australian-written music theatre being conducted by Dr Clay Djubal.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Leader 20 September 1879 Z658578 1879 periodical issue 1879 pg. 22
    Note: Text of the libretto.
  • Appears in:
    y The Australian Town and Country Journal vol. 20 no. 506 20 September 1879 Z658580 1879 newspaper issue 1879 pg. 535
    Note: Appears in 'Opening of the Sydney International Exhibition'.
  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Mail vol. 28 no. 1002 20 September 1879 Z1280343 1879 newspaper issue 1879 pg. 466
    Note: Text of the libretto.
  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Morning Herald 1 October 1879 Z1769206 1879 newspaper issue 1879 pg. 7
    Note: Text of the libretto.
  • Appears in:
    y The Freeman's Journal 20 September 1879 Z1771110 1879 newspaper issue 1879 pg. 15-16
    Note: Text of the libretto.
  • Appears in:
    y The Poetical Works of Henry Kendall Henry Kendall , Thomas Thornton Reed (editor), Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia , 1966 Z571473 1966 selected work poetry This critical edition includes 90 previously uncollected poems and collates manuscripts of the poems and their appearances in periodicals and newspapers during the poet's life-time. There are copious biographical and critical notes, indexes and a bibliography. Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia , 1966 pg. 413-417
    Note: Text of the libretto; With title: 'Sydney Exhibition Cantata'

Works about this Work

Sydney International Exhibition of 1879 1879 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 September 1879; (p. 5-6)

— Review of Cantata Henry Kendall 1879 single work lyric/song
Untitled The Flaneur , 1879 single work column
— Appears in: The Freeman's Journal , 27 September 1879; (p. 13)
Sydney International Exhibition of 1879 1879 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 September 1879; (p. 5-6)

— Review of Cantata Henry Kendall 1879 single work lyric/song
Untitled The Flaneur , 1879 single work column
— Appears in: The Freeman's Journal , 27 September 1879; (p. 13)
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