Songs of Sunrise.- The march of the women (1911)

(Shout, shout, up with your song!)

...Dedicated to the Women's Social and Political Union...

Smyth, Ethel (1858-1944) [Great Britain ; England]

Text by Hamilton, Cicely (1872-1952) [Great Britain] (1911)
Published by Treble Clef Music Press [USA], 1995
Ref. : TC-101  (4 p.)
Type of material: Full score
Text in: English
Epoque: 20th century (1910-1919)
Genre-Style-Form: Secular ; hymn (secular) ; March
Mood of the piece: martial
Type of Choir: SSA  (3 children OR women voices )
Instrumentation: Keyboard (1 instrumental part(s))
Instruments: Piano (1)
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5): 1
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E): A
Tonality: A flat major
Duration: 2.0 min.
Number of verses: 4
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.
Comment(s): Biography of Smyth included.
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