This set of works is published as full scores within a perfect-bind book for reference and study. The scores in the Collected Edition are based on Pruden's underlying autograph or holograph manuscripts, which have been consulted extensively throughout the editorial process. Comparison has been made to all extant forms of each title, published and unpublished. In some cases, several variants exist, and the goal has been to determine as far as possible the composer's final intention and to convey this comprehensively in the published score. Emendations have been made to account for the composer's revisions and for certain errors and inconsistencies, and each volume includes a short commentary and editorial notes on the source materials.
This volume includes:
God Save the Queen (for Albert Herring)
Imperial Salute of Iran
God Save the Queen
1218: Unsolemn Overture after Tchaikovsky
About the volume:
The last of three volumes of orchestral music by Larry Pruden is now available. Pruden retains a special place in the history of music in New Zealand. Alongside Douglas Lilburn, he was among the first generation of composers in the country to establish a genuine vernacular. This volume includes two arrangements of “God Save the Queen” and an arrangement of “Imperial Salute of Iran.” Of particular interest is a clever reinterpretation of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, titled Overture 1218. This volume also includes as an appendix Pruden’s unfinished overture Captain Cook. The Collected Edition has been edited from extant source material and brings these essential works of Pruden into an elegant and definitive format. This volume is rich with historical and editorial notes about the works, which brings the music of this important New Zealand composer into the context of his career.
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