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Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)

Invocazione all'armonia : coro con soli / Albert, P. of S.C. & G. c.1850

35.5 x 26.5 x 1.0 cm (book measurement (conservation)) | RCIN 1047455

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Prince Albert's composition Invocazione all'armonia (Invocation to Harmony) was composed in 1845, and scored for four voices and soloists with piano accompaniment. Many of his vocal works set poems by others, particularly by his brother Ernst, but Invocazione was a setting of a poem by Albert himself. The piece was played at the laying of the foundation stone of the Royal Albert Hall, 20 May 1867, as recorded by Queen Victoria in her journal: dearest Albert's composition the "Invocazione all'Armonia" was performed under the direction of Costa ... How I thought of dearest Albert's feeling so shy about ever having this composition performed, which I had helped in writing down for him, & singing the solos for him. This printed edition was bound for the Prince, with his name on the front cover.
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    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61) (composer)

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    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61) (royal creator)

  • 35.5 x 26.5 x 1.0 cm (book measurement (conservation))

    35.5 x 1.0 cm (book measurement (inventory))

  • Object type(s)
      • printed & manuscript material
        • music scores
          • printed music scores
        • books
          • book: full leather bound
            • book: full leather bound in morocco
              • book: full leather bound in green morocco
          • book: all edges gilt
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music