Symphony No.3, Op.27 (Szymanowski, Karol)
Since this work was first published after 1922 with the prescribed copyright notice, it is unlikely that this work is public domain in the USA. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted), the EU, and in those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years or less.
Vienna: Universal Edition, 1925. Plate U.E. 7653.
Original images: 300dpi, color djvu files approx. 3960 by 6060 pixels.
Editing: converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins. The original score measures 34.5 by 52cm.
|Work Title||Symphony No.3|
|Alternative Title||The Song of the Night|
Pieśń o nocy
Chant de la nuit
|Movements/Sections||3 unnumbered movements
|Year/Date of Composition||1914-16|
|First Performance||1928-3-2, Lvov (this was the first complete performance ; an earlier performance in London, 1921-10-24, conducted by Albert Coates, was orchestra only)
|First Publication||1925 – Vienna: Universal Edition|
|Copyright Information||U.S. copyright status: |
|Librettist||Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (1207–1273)|
Tadeusz Miciński (1873–1918), Polish translation
|Dedication||Anna Szymanowska née Taube (composer's mother)|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Voices: tenor (or soprano) + mixed chorus (SATB)|
Orchestra: piccolo, 3 flutes, 3 oboes, English horn, 4 clarinets (3 in B♭, 1 in E♭), bass clarinet (B♭), 3 bassoons, contra bassoon + 6 horns (F), 4 trumpets (C), 4 trombones (2 tenor, bass, contrabass), tuba + timpani, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam, triangle, tambourine, small side drum, glockenspiel + 2 harps, piano, celesta, organ + strings
(articles by Anna Iwanicka-Nijakowska (2007) and Piotr Deptuch (2002))
The solo part in Op.27 is occasionally taken in performance - including at the first complete performance of the work (and some recordings, e.g. a 1987 recording sometimes available on various labels...) by soprano; this seems to have the composer's permission?