Canticle of the Sun, Op.123 (Beach, Amy Marcy)

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General Information

Work Title Canticle of the Sun
Alternative. Title
Composer Beach, Amy Marcy
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.123
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 7
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1924
First Performance. 1928/12/18 in New York, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
St. Bartholomew's chorus, David McKinley Williams (conductor and organ)
First Publication. 1928 - Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt
Copyright Information While public domain even in the EU, this work remains under copyright in the USA.

In the USA, This item is not in the public domain because it was renewed 28 years after first publication with a proper notice or it was "restored" to copyright status via a Notice of Intent to Enforce (NIE) under the provisions of the GATT/TRIPS amendments. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 2024.

Librettist Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)
after Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)
Language English
Dedication Chautauqua Choir
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Solo Voices
soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings