New York: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 2338], 1912.
Folio. Original publisher's light green printed wrappers with titling to upper within decorative blue board, publisher's advertisements to lower. 1f. (recto title), 37, [i] (blank) pp. With printed dedication to Edward Steel Harper to head of title.
Wrappers worn and chipped; detached. Slightly browned; some creasing and chipping to edges; handstamp "Music Div. 2nd Copy Not to leave the Library" to corner of upper wrapper.
The present Serenade was composed in 1912.
"Bantock’s compositional output was prodigious and from the turn of the 20th century to his death in 1946, he poured out, apparently effortlessly, orchestral and choral works, piano and chamber music, compositions for brass band, and hundreds of songs. ...Gradually Bantock’s music passed out of fashion, for reasons easily understood: Bantock was strongly influenced by Wagner and Richard Strauss, but failed to find a consistently distinctive musical language of his own. He never adopted the advanced harmonic idiom of Tristan, let alone Salome or Elektra. His harmonic style suggests rather such works as Der fliegende Holländer and Guntram. It is based on common chords and diatonic discords; the complex chromatic suspensions of Tristan are outside its scope, as is the dissonant counterpoint of Strauss’s more advanced works. His obsession with pseudo-eastern subjects was also a handicap, since it was the theatrical east of magnificent processions, the gigantic, and the gaudy that attracted him; and although he travelled to several Asian countries, the subtlety and restraint of oriental thought escaped him." Peter J. Pirie, David Brock, and Andrew King in Grove Music Online.
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