Chorus of Flowers and Insects (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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Language Russian / German
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, 1902*. Plate 29176.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
*The censor's date (end of score) states 1902, but the plate number is more consistent with 1904.
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Editor Rostislav Berberov (1921–1984)
Publisher. Info. Complete Collected Works (Полное собрание сочинений), vol.2
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1950. Plate M. Г.
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Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1965).Orchestral Series No.544.
Misc. Notes Original publisher info and plate numbers omitted in reprint
Text and footnotes in Russian (Cyrillic).
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General Information

Work Title Chorus of Flowers and Insects
Alternative. Title Хор цветов и насекомых ; Chorus of Elves (Хор насекомых)
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. TH 71
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPT 26
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Andante non tanto (D major, 125 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1869–70
First Performance. 1870-12-30 — Moscow, Russian Musical Society: Nikolay Rubinstein (conductor)
First Publication. 1902 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Vocal score and choral parts, 29 pages. Plate 27052.
1904 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Full score. Plate 29176.
Librettist Sergey Rachinsky (1833–1902)
Language Russian
Average DurationAvg. Duration 7 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: mixed chorus (SATB), boys' choir
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, timpani, harp, strings
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
Extra Information Sketched as a scene for a projected opera Mandragora, but later completed and performed as an independent work.