The Butterfly's Ball (Cowen, Frederic Hymen)




Sheet Music


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Schissel (2010/9/7)

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Schissel (2010/9/7)

Publisher. Info. London: Novello, 1901. Plate 11248.
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General Information

Work Title The Butterfly's Ball
Alternative. Title
Composer Cowen, Frederic Hymen
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFC 4
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1901
First Performance. 2 March 1901, the composer conducting, Queen's Hall, London. US Premiere: 28 November 1902, Theodore Thomas Orchestra (now the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Theodore Thomas conducting
First Publication. 1901
Dedication Dedicated to Robert Newman's Queen's Hall Orchestra.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 8 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 3 Flutes, Piccolo, Oboes, Clarinets in B, Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, Trumpets in F, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Triangle, Glockenspiel, Celesta ad lib., Harp, Strings

Navigation etc.

  • MusicWeb review of Marco Polo recording gives 1901 date for composition, the same year as the copyright/publication date.

US premiere from a PDF.