Chorus of Flowers and Insects (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)
Russian / German
Moscow: P. Jurgenson, 1902*. Plate 29176.
This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
*The censor's date (end of score) states 1902, but the plate number is more consistent with 1904.
Rostislav Berberov (1921–1984)
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.2 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1950. Plate M. Г.
New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1965). Orchestral Series No.544.
Original publisher info and plate numbers omitted in reprint
Text and footnotes in Russian (Cyrillic).
|Work Title||Chorus of Flowers and Insects|
|Alternative Title||Хор цветов и насекомых ; Chorus of Elves (Хор насекомых)|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||TH 71|
|Movements/Sections||Andante non tanto (D major, 125 bars)|
|Year/Date of Composition||1869–70|
|First Performance||1870-12-30 — Moscow, Russian Musical Society: Nikolay Rubinstein (conductor)|
|First Publication||1902 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Vocal score and choral parts, 29 pages. Plate 27052.|
1904 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Full score. Plate 29176.
|Librettist||Sergey Rachinsky (1833–1902)|
|Average Duration||7 minutes|
|Instrumentation||Voices: Chorus (SATB), Boys' Choir|
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons + 4 horns (F) + timpani + harp, strings
|Extra Information||Sketched as a scene for a projected opera Mandragora, but later completed and performed as an independent work.|