Treemonisha (Joplin, Scott)

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For 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns (Chiappini)

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Publisher. Info. New York: Scott Joplin, 1911.
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Act I

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Act II

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Act III

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano solo

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Overture

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General Information

Work Title Treemonisha
Alternative. Title Opera in Three Acts
Composer Joplin, Scott
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts (27 numbers)
1. Overture
  • Act I
2. The Bag of Luck
3. The Corn-Huskers
4. We're Goin' Around
5. The Wreath
6. The Sacred Tree
7. Surprised
8. Treemonisha's Bringing-Up
9. Good Advice
10. Confusion
  • Act II
11. Superstition
12. Treemonisha in Peril
13. Frolic of the Bears
14. The Wasp-Nest
15. The Rescue
16. We Will Rest a While
17. Going Home
18. Aunt Dinah Has Blowed de Horn
  • Act III
19. Prelude to Act III
20. I Want to See My Child
21. Treemonisha's Return
22. Wrong is Never Right
23. Abuse
24. When Villians Ramble Far and Near
25. Conjurors Forgiven
26. We Will Trust You As Our Leader
27. A Real Slow Drag
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1910
First Performance. 1915 — Harlem, Lincoln Theater (concert performance with piano)
1972-01-27 — Atlanta: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw (conductor)
First Publication. 1911 (vocal score)
1975 (full score - Anderson orchestration)
Librettist Scott Joplin
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices: 3 sopranos (Treemonisha, Monisha, Lucy), 3 tenors (Remus, Andy, Cephus), baritone (Zodzetrick), 4 basses (Ned, Luddud, Simon, Parson Alltalk) + mixed chorus (SATB)
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Extra Information Joplin's original orchestration is lost. The opera has been performed only in orchestrations prepared by others long after the composer's death. Those of Thomas J. Anderson, Gunther Schuller and Rick Banjamin are the ones most often performed today.