Phoenix Expirans (Chadwick, George Whitefield)
Holograph manuscript, 1892.
Grayscale Images. Partitur. Copyist's ms. (partial holograph) in ink. Latin words; also printed as text inside front cover. At top of title page: Composed for the Hampden Co. Musical Association and first performed by them at Springfield, May 5, 1892. At bottom of title page: Text by an unknown author; English version (not included in this score) by John Lord Hayes LL.D.
Latin / English
John Lord Hayes (1812–1887), English text
Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, 1892. Plate A.P.S. 2386.
Original scans: 600dpi, black and white, losslessly-compressed tif files. Deskewed and set uniform margins.
|Work Title||Phoenix Expirans|
|Alternative Title||Cantata: The Dying Phoenix ; Phœnix Expirans|
|Composer||Chadwick, George Whitefield|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||F.90 ; L.3.7|
|Year/Date of Composition||1891|
|First Performance||1892-05-05 in Springfield, MA, Music Festival of the Hampden County Musical Association
|First Publication||1892 – Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt|
|Librettist||William Alard (attr.) "Phoenix inter flammas exspirans", from Sacred Latin Poetry (1849)|
John Lord Hayes, English translation
|Language||Latin / English|
|Average Duration||30 minutes|
|Instrumentation||voices, chorus, orchestra
Composed for the 1892 Springfield Festival.