Expand
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Follow us on Instagram
  • View Our YouTube Channel
  • Listen on Spotify
  • View our scores on nkoda

English Deutsch
Music Text

Text by James Elroy Flecker (E,G)

Scoring

T,Bar; chorus
1(=picc).1.corA.1.1-2.1.1.1-timp.perc:xyl/camel bells/cyms/
chinese bell tree/tgl/wdbl/SD/tamb-harp-strings(6.0.2.2.1)

Abbreviations (PDF)

World premiere incomplete
6/1/1923
Hessische Landes-Theater, Darmstadt
Conductor: J Rosenstock
Company: Hessische Landes-Theater

World premiere complete
9/20/1923
His Majesty's Theatre, London
Conductor: Eugene Goossens
Company: His Majesty's Theatre

Synopsis

James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915) was a late exponent of Aestheticism who worked in the consular service and was fascinated by the East. His works include the collection of poems The Golden Journey to Samarkand and the poetic drama Hassan, published posthumously and staged eight years after his death. Delius's substantial incidental music to the play includes preludes to each of the five acts, interludes, a serenade, fanfares, a four-movement ballet, melodramas and choruses.

Moods

Poetic

Subjects

History, Literary

Recommended Recording
cd_cover

London Philharmonic Orchestra / Thomas Beecham (excerpts)
Naxos Historical 8.110904

Click here to purchase this CD set from our online shop




Stay updated on the latest composer news and publications