The Triumph of Columbus (Pratt, Silas Gamaliel)

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Publisher. Info. New York: Carl Fischer, 1892.
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Work Title The Triumph of Columbus
Alternative. Title A Columbian Festival Allegory
Composer Pratt, Silas Gamaliel
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISP 13
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 parts
  1. Columbus' Dream
  2. The Council at Salamanca
  3. Columbus and his boy Diego in want at La Rabida
  4. Isabella and her Court
  5. The Voyage
  6. The Triumphal Entry into Barcelona
First Performance. 1892-10-10 — New York, Carnegie Hall: M. Homer Moore (Columbus), Kate M. Cowtan (Diego), Fred Gillette (Father Juan Perez), W. H. Pierce (Luiz St. Angel), Carl Duft (Fernando de Talavero), Kartharine Kilke (Queen Isabella), Rosa Linde (Marchioness Moya), Jennie Dutton (Spirit of Light and Progress), Silas Gamaliel Pratt (conductor)
First Publication. 1892 – New York: Carl Fischer
Librettist the composer
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: 3 sopranos, alto, 2 tenors, baritone, 2 bass + mixed chorus (SATTBB)

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Title page notes that it was produced at the Metropolitan Opera House on Oct. 10, 1892. Since the Met had burned down in August the performance took place at Carnegie Hall (as correctly noted on page 2). The work is a cantata.