Phoenix Expirans (Chadwick, George Whitefield)

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John Lord Hayes (1812–1887)

Publisher Info.:

Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, 1892. Plate A.P.S. 2386.


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General Information

Work Title Phoenix Expirans
Alternative Title The Dying Phoenix
Composer Chadwick, George Whitefield
Movements/Sections 5 sections
  1. Chorus (Molto moderato. Dolente) - "Hear me my plaints repeat"
  2. Soprano Solo and Chorus (Poco allegretto) - "Let flowers their strengths impart"
  3. Quartet (Andante. Semplice) - "If love pain may be"
  4. Chorus (Allegro moderato) - "Why love dost thou torment?"
  5. Chorus (Allegro spiritoso) - "Burst thou thy bonds, Oh soul!"
Year/Date of Composition 1891
First Performance 1892-05-05 in Springfield (Mass.), Music Festival of the Hampden County Musical Association: Corrine Moore Lawson (soprano), Julie E. Wyman (alto), Whitney Mockridge (tenor), Max Heinrich (baritone), The Association Chorus, Boston Festival Orchestra, George Whitefield Chadwick (conductor)
First Publication 1892 – Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt
Language Latin and English
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto, tenor, bass + mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes (one doubling English horn), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones + timpani + organ + strings

Misc. Comments

Composed for the 1892 Springfield Festival.

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