Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1813-08-19
Death 1864-12-21
Americans
Latin, English

Biographical notes:

From the opera in 3 acts with libretto by Joseph R. Fry. Composed 1841. Overture is originally from the unfinished opera Cristiani e Pagani, ca. 1838 and was transferred to Aurelia the Vestal without changes.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Aurelia overture / William Fry. [1994] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 49947459

Composed about 1853.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of A day in the country / William Henry Fry. [2001?]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 64278760

Composed 1852. First performance New York, 1853, Jullien Orchestra. This symphony was long presumed to be lost, but a young music student, Joseph R. Harvey, proved conclusively in his masters' thesis in 2000 that this enigmatic manuscript from the Library Company of Philadelphia, labelled Adagio sostenuto and The breaking heart symphony are one and the same.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Adagio sostenuto / William Henry Fry. [1993] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 49947465

Written for Jullien's Orchestra. Composed 1853. First performance New York, 24 December 1853, Jullien's Orchestra, Louis Antoine Jullien conductor. May be the first use of saxophone in an America orchestral work. Quotes the ancient Latin Christmas hymn Adeste Fideles in the finale.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Santa Claus : Christmas symphony / Wm. Henry Fry. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 49729680

Composed for Mrs. H.L. Bateman's play. First performance 19 March 1860.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Overture to Evangeline / Wm. Henry Fry. [1860] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 49729918

Composed 1854.

From the description of Hagar in the wilderness / Wm. Henry Fry. 1854. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42694016

Loading...

Loading Relationships

Information

Permalink:
http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62b9zj2
Ark ID:
w62b9zj2
SNAC ID:
14478146

Subjects:

  • Oratorios--scores
  • Operas--Vocal scores with piano
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Symphonic poems--Scores
  • Stabat Mater dolorosa (Music)
  • Piano music
  • Opera
  • Orchestral music--Scores
  • Overtures--Scores
  • Operas--Excerpts--Scores

Occupations:

not available for this record

Places:

not available for this record