Leipzig: Verlag von F.E.C. Leuckart [PN F.E.C.L. 6736], . Folio. Original publisher's decorative light red wrappers with a catalog of Delius's orchestral works to lower.  (title),  (orchestration and legal note), 3-51, [i] (publisher's catalog) pp. Text in English and German.
Handstamp of Boosey & Hawkes Ltd. in London to upper wrapper and title.
Upper wrapper partially detached; lower portion of spine slightly lacking. Slightly worn; title slightly soiled.
First Edition. CPM Vol. 16, p. 157. Threlfall II/5. OCLC no. 22168433.
Songs of Sunset was first performed at Queen's Hall in London on June 16, 1911 with J. Culp, T. Bates, the Edward Mason Choir, and the Beecham Orchestra conducted by Thomas Beecham. "In the Songs of Sunset (1906–7), Brigg Fair (1907) and In a Summer Garden (1908) ["Delius's"] art reached a peak of sensuous sweetness and lyrical concentration."
"Though he spent the greater part of his life abroad, settling in France and enjoying his first professional successes in Germany and Norway, Delius is considered among the most significant and characteristic of English compositional voices. The seamless flow of Wagner, together with the airier chromaticism of Grieg and the rich colouring of Strauss matured into a recognizably individual idiom, in which melody of beguiling fluidity is complemented by a harmonic syntax often daring in its range and flexibility of rhythmic pacing. Though he contributed to the genres of opera, concerto and sonata, it is the nostalgic rhapsody of his orchestral tone poems, with their sensuous evocations of natural beauty, and the ecstatic though resolutely secular spirituality of his choral works that have proved especially enduring." Robert Anderson, et al. in Grove Music Online. Item #26709
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