Songs of Sunrise.- The march of the women (1911)
(Shout, shout, up with your song!)
...Dedicated to the Women's Social and Political Union...
Type of material:
Secular ; hymn (secular) ; March
Mood of the piece:
Type of Choir:
(3 children OR women voices )
(1 instrumental part(s))
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5):
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E):
A flat major
Number of verses:
Data about the life of the work:
Premiered by chorus of Suffragettes at fundraising concert at Albert Hall on March 23, 1911. Battle cry of British suffrage movement. Most famous performance at Holloway Prison in 1912 by more than 100 suffragists who were arrested and served two months in prison. Sir Thomas Beecham witnessed the imprisoned suffragists exercising by marching and singing while conducted by Smyth with a toothbrush from a window.
Biography of Smyth included.
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