The American Flag, Op.102 (Dvořák, Antonín)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1895. Plate 12267.
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Work Title The American Flag
Alternative. Title Americký prapor ; Die Amerikanische Flagge
Composer Dvořák, Antonín
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.102 ; B.177
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAD 4
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 sections
  1. The Colors of the Flag. Lento maestoso
  2. Apostrophe to the Eagle. Allegro con fuoco
  3. Three Apostrophes to the Flag. Allegro giusto, tempo di marcia
  4. Prophetic. Finale. Lento maestoso
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1892 (August 3)–1893 (January 8)
First Performance. 1895 (May 4) in New York
Mary Louise Clary (alto)
Ben Davies (tenor)
George W. Fergusson (bass)
New York Musical Society (chorus)
Frank G. Dossert (conductor)

First Publication. 1895 - New York: Schirmer, Plate 12267.
Librettist Joseph Rodman Drake (1795-1820)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 3 soloists (ATB), chorus (SATB), piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, english horn, 3 clarinets,
2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, harp, strings
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