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Of all the earlier works the Fantasy-Pieces, Opus 12, are the most successful.

He also arranged the second set of Paganini's caprices, Opus 10.

His celebrated octette for strings, Opus 20, was composed in 1825.

These he gave his pupils after they had played Chopin's opus 10.

Certainly not Saltus at his best, this opus, but far from his worst.

The next year his opus 20, "A Book of Songs," 108 was published.

Opus 21 is a Quartette for violin, viola, 'cello, and piano.

The "Melody and Intermezzo" of opus 20 makes a sprightly humoresque.

Foerster calls this Quartette "far inferior" to a second one, opus 40.

Bullard has set some of Shelley's lyrics for voice and harp or piano, in opus 17.

WORD ORIGIN

"a work, composition," especially a musical one, 1809, from Latin opus "a work, labor, exertion" (source of Italian opera, French oeuvre, Spanish obra), from PIE root *op- (Germanic *ob-) "to work, produce in abundance," originally of agriculture later extended to religious acts (cf. Sanskrit apas- "work, religious act;" Avestan hvapah- "good deed;" Old High German uoben "to start work, to practice, to honor;" German üben "to exercise, practice;" Dutch oefenen, Old Norse æfa, Danish øve "to exercise, practice;" Old English æfnan "to perform, work, do," afol "power"). The plural, seldom used as such, is opera.

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