The Triumph of Columbus (Pratt, Silas Gamaliel)

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First edition

Publisher Info.:

New York: Carl Fischer, 1892.


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General Information

Work Title The Triumph of Columbus
Alternative Title A Columbian Festival Allegory
Composer Pratt, Silas Gamaliel
Movements/Sections 6 parts
  1. Columbus' Dream
  2. The Council at Salamanca
  3. Columbus and his boy Diego in want at La Rabida
  4. Isabella and her Court
  5. The Voyage
  6. The Triumphal Entry into Barcelona
First Performance 1892-10-10 — New York, Carnegie Hall: M. Homer Moore (Columbus), Kate M. Cowtan (Diego), Fred Gillette (Father Juan Perez), W. H. Pierce (Luiz St. Angel), Carl Duft (Fernando de Talavero), Kartharine Kilke (Queen Isabella), Rosa Linde (Marchioness Moya), Jennie Dutton (Spirit of Light and Progress), Silas Gamaliel Pratt (conductor)
First Publication 1892 – New York: Carl Fischer
Librettist the composer
Language English
Composer Time Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: 3 sopranos, alto, 2 tenors, baritone, 2 bass + mixed chorus (SATTBB)

Misc. Comments

Title page notes that it was produced at the Metropolitan Opera House on Oct. 10, 1892. Since the Met had burned down in August the performance took place at Carnegie Hall (as correctly noted on page 2). The work is a cantata.

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