Treemonisha (Joplin, Scott)

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

 Overture
#181289 - 7.24MB - 7:55 -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - - !N/!N/!N - 981x

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C. Chiappini (2012/2/24)

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Orchestra dell'Università di Firenze

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Cristian Chiappini & Orchestra dell'Università di Firenze

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Vocal Scores

Complete

 Complete Score
#191737 - 21.41MB, 231 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 1782x

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Cypressdome (2012/3/22)

TN-SJoplin Treemonisha.png
Editor:

First edition

Publisher Info.:

New York: Scott Joplin, 1911.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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Original images: 300dpi, color tif files approx. 2950 by 3840 pixels.
Editing: converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins. De-skewing somewhat thwarted by page curvature.

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Act I

 Title page and preliminaries
#12605 - 0.17MB, 5 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 958x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/25)

 1. Overture
#12606 - 1.17MB, 15 (#5-19) pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1598x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/25)

 2. The Bag of Luck (Quintet)
#12608 - 0.93MB, 12 (#20-31) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 848x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/25)

 3. The Corn-Huskers
#12693 - 0.21MB, 3 (#32-34) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 566x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/25)

 4. We're Goin' Around
#12694 - 0.67MB, 14 (#35-48) pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 875x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/25)

 5. The Wreath
#12695 - 0.23MB, 3 (#49-51) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 439x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/25)

 6. The Sacred Tree
#12696 - 1.12MB, 14 (#52-65) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 699x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/25)

 7. Surprised
#12697 - 0.06MB, 1 (#66) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 414x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/25)

 8. Treemonisha's Bringing-Up
#12767 - 0.55MB, 8 (#67-74) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 464x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/25)

 9. Good Advice
#12768 - 0.78MB, 11 (#75-85) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 526x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/25)

 10. Confusion (Finale to Act I)
#12769 - 1.07MB, 17 (#86-102) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 466x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/25)

Joplin Treemonisha Preliminaries.PDF
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First edition (reprint)

Language:

English

Publisher Info.:

New York: Scott Joplin, 1911

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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Act II

 11. Superstition
#12805 - 0.75MB, 9 (#103-111) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 476x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/28)

 12. Treemonisha in Peril
#12806 - 0.54MB, 8 (#112-119) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 377x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/28)

 13. Frolic of the Bears
#12807 - 0.68MB, 9 (#120-128) pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 418x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/28)

 14. The Wasp-Nest
#12808 - 0.35MB, 4 (#129-132) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 369x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/28)

 15. The Rescue
#12809 - 0.24MB, 3 (#133-135) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 334x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/28)

 16. We Will Rest a While
#12810 - 0.23MB, 3 (#136-138) pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 588x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/28)

 17. Going Home
#12811 - 0.20MB, 3 (#139-141) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 450x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/28)

 18. Aunt Dinah has Blowed de Horn (Finale to Act II)
#12812 - 0.46MB, 6 (#142-147) pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 752x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/28)

Joplin Treemonisha No.11 Superstition.PDF
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First edition (reprint)

Language:

English

Publisher Info.:

New York: Scott Joplin, 1911

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Act III

 19. Prelude to Act III
#12900 - 0.29MB, 4 (#148-151) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 405x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/29)

 20. I Want To See My Child (Duet)
#12901 - 0.29MB, 4 (#152-155) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 384x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/29)

 21. Treemonisha's Return
#12902 - 0.86MB, 12 (#156-167) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 346x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/29)

 22. Wrong is Never Right
#12903 - 0.77MB, 11 (#168-178) pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 470x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/29)

 23. Abuse
#12904 - 0.21MB, 3 (#179-181) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 332x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/29)

 24. When Villians Ramble Far and Near
#12909 - 0.68MB, 9 (#182-190) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 365x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/29)

 25. Conjurors Forgiven
#12910 - 0.30MB, 4 (#191-194) pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 325x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/29)

 26. We Will Trust You as Our Leader
#12911 - 1.57MB, 20 (#195-214) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 393x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/29)

 27. A Real Slow Drag (Finale to Act III)
#12912 - 1.08MB, 16 (#215-230) pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 1756x

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Lyle Neff (2007/8/29)

Joplin Treemonisha No.19 PreludeToAct3.PDF
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First edition (reprint)

Language:

English

Publisher Info.:

New York: Scott Joplin, 1911.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Overture

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

 Complete Score
#181290 - 1.45MB, 64 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 572x

PDF typeset by arranger
arranger (2012/2/24)

PMLP316861-Treemonisha-ouverture.pdf.pdf
Arranger:

Cristian Chiappini

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Cristian Chiappini

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Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives 3.0 [tag/del]

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Overture
Prelude to Act III

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General Information

Work Title Treemonisha
Alternative Title Opera in Three Acts
Composer Joplin, Scott
Movements/Sections 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 Composition 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
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)
Orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
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.
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