Thunderbird Suite, Op.63 (Cadman, Charles Wakefield)




For Piano (Cadman)

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Performer Pages Jean Dubé (piano)
Publisher Info. Jean Dubé
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Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano (Cadman)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Boston: White-Smith Music Publ. Co., 1917. Plate 14995.
Misc. Notes Original scans: 300dpi, color, jpg2000 files approximately 2900 by 4300 pixels.
Converted to black and white, de-skewed, re-sampled to 600dpi. This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. (#361858)
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General Information

Work Title Thunderbird Suite
Alternative. Title
Composer Cadman, Charles Wakefield
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.63
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICC 35
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 pieces
  1. From the Village
  2. Before the Sunrise
  3. Nuwana's Love Song
  4. Night Song
  5. Wolf Song (War Dance)

or (Orchestra):

  1. Before the Sunrise
  2. Nuwana's Love Song
  3. Wolf Dance
  4. Night Song
  5. The Passing of Nuwana
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914-17
First Publication. 1917 – Boston: White-Smith Music Publ. Co. (piano version)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 14 minutes (piano), 21 minutes (orchestral)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra

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  • Originally composed for orchestra to serve as incidental music for a play entitled Thunderbird by Norman Bel Geddes. The play was never staged. Circumstantial evidence suggests that the suite for orchestra was premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Jan. 9, 1917. Have been unable to determine if the orchestral version was ever published.
Published by White-Smith in 1917 or 1918. Reprinted by Kalmus

Orchestral performance released 2018 on CD takes 21 minutes (and the movements are perhaps different.)