The Tempest, Op.31 (Paine, John Knowles)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1907. Plate Part. B. 2047.
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General Information

Work Title The Tempest
Alternative. Title Symphonic Poem: Shakespeare's Tempest
Composer Paine, John Knowles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.31
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJP 27
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements (connected)
I. Allegro furioso (The Storm)
II. Adagio tranquillo (Calm and Happy Scene before Prospero's cell)
III. Allegro moderato e maestoso (Prospero's Tale)
IV. Allegro non troppo
(The Happy Love of Ferdinand and Miranda; Episode with Caliban;
Triumph of Prospero's "potent art")
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1876
First Performance. 1877-11-2 in New York City
Steinway Hall, Theodore Thomas Orchestra
First Publication. 1907 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B, 2 bassoons
2 horns in F, 2 horns in D, 2 trumpets in D, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, harp, strings

Misc. Comments

Premiere date from Lahee (1922), "Annals of Music in America".