Cöln am Rhein: Tischer & Jagenberg G.m.b.H. [PN T. & J. 138], 1912. Large octavo, 27.2 cms. Original dark ivory wrappers printed in red and blue/black. 1f. (recto title, verso text), 3-19, [i] (blank) pp. Text in German and English.
At left of foot of page 3: "Eigentum und Verlag von Tischer & Jagenberg, G.m.b.H., Cöln and at right: "Copyright 1912, by Tischer & Jagenberg, Ltd. Stich und Druck von Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig."
Signature to upper outer corner of upper wrapper (?"Trevor Hawley, B.N.C. 7.x 31").
Wrappers slightly worn and soiled; outer margins browned; slightly separated at upper hinge.
First Edition, variant issue, with "Peace on Earth" printed to upper wrapper. Rufer pp. 30-31. Ringer p. 312. See Arnold Schoenberg Center website, J1 and J2, for additional issues.
"According to a - not verifiable - report by Egon Wellesz, Schönberg composed his a capella choral work "Peace on Earth" like the two ballads op. 12 for a competition. Drafts for op. 13 can be found in III. Sketch book between the dates August 14, 1906 and March 9, 1907 (completion of the choral movement and first sketches for the 2nd string quartet). A note on a source of fair copy that the work should "possibly be performed without accompaniment (a capella); the organ should only be used for accompaniment if the purity of the intonation fails to appear," may be understood in connection with the rehearsals of the singing association under Franz Schalk in 1908 that were canceled due to insurmountable difficulties. "Peace on Earth" was first premiered in Vienna on December 9, 1911 under the direction of Franz Schreker." Therese Muxeneder, website of the Arnold Schoenberg Center. Item #32103
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