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Edward Collins: Daughter of the South
Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus
Edward Collins: Daughter of the South
Genre: Classical
 
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The only opera composed by Edward Joseph Collins, Daughter of the South, is set on a plantation on the Potomac River, near Leesburg, Virginia. The composer also wrote the libretto, the dramatic action commencing on the day...  more »

     
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All Artists: Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus
Title: Edward Collins: Daughter of the South
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Albany Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2010
Re-Release Date: 8/2/2010
Genre: Classical
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034061121022

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The only opera composed by Edward Joseph Collins, Daughter of the South, is set on a plantation on the Potomac River, near Leesburg, Virginia. The composer also wrote the libretto, the dramatic action commencing on the day the Civil War began and ending when peace was declared. Pondering what would be an appropriate opera for an American composer, Collins drew on his life-long interest in the Civil War and created an opera using the love story of a Southern beauty with a Northern boy as the basis of the libretto. The music shares many identifiable qualities with Collins' other compositions for large ensembles, yet also makes more direct use of music styles from the popular culture of the 1920s and 30s, especially jazz and blues.

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