Hassan, RT I/9 (Delius, Frederick)



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Arranger Peter Warlock (1894-1930), piano reduction
Language English / German
Translator Rudolf Stephan Hoffmann (1878-1931), German text
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1923. Plate U.E. 6966.
Reprinted London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1939. Plate 18680.
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For Piano

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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1923.
Reprinted London: Hawkes & Son, 1939. Plate 15170.
Misc. Notes Serenade
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General Information

Work Title Hassan
Alternative. Title
Composer Delius, Frederick
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RT I/9
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFD 18
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1920-23
First Performance. 1923/06/01 in Darmstadt
First Publication. 1923 - Vienna: Universal Edition
Librettist James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Solo Voices
tenor, baritone
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
flute (also piccolo), oboe, English horn, clarinet (B), bassoon
2 horns (F), trumpet (C), trombone, tuba
timpani, percussion, harp, piano, strings (3,3,2,2,1)

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The play Hassan was the last work of writer James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915). Its full title is Hassan: The Story of Hassan of Baghdad and How he Came to Make the Golden Journey to Samarkand. A production in London's West End was planned immediately after Flecker's death, but those plans foundered due to the war. The play was not published until 1922, and Delius wrote this incidental music for the play's first production, in 1923.