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Song of Hiawatha Scenes from the Song of Hiawatha

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Music

Xamuel Coleridge-Taylor (born Holborn, London, 15 August 1875; died Croydon, 1 September 1912)

Text

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Source

Poem The Song of Hiawatha 1855.

 

Premieres

First performances in the UK:

Part 1 Hiawatha's Wedding Feast (Op30 no1): London (Royal College of Music), 11 November 1898.

Part 2 The Death of Minnehaha (Op30 no2): Hanley (Victoria Hall), 26 October 1899.

Part 3 Hiawatha's Departure (Op30 no4): London (Royal Albert Hall), 22 March 1900.

The occasion of the premiere of Part 3 was also the first complete performance.  It also included the performance of an Overture (Op30 no3).

First performances in Scotland to be confirmed, though Parts 1 and 2 were both given in 1902 in the Kinnaird Hall, Dundee.

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