Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864

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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

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864. The dying soldier / W.H. Fry. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864. The Leonora ballad opera collection, 1845-1980. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Fry, William Henry. The overthrow of the Massachusetts charter in 1684. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Thomas, Theodore, 1835-1905. Theodore Thomas music library manuscript collection, [1840]-1900. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rosenthal Archives
creatorOf Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864. Adagio sostenuto / William Henry Fry. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864. Leonora [collection]. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864. Adieu song for the piano / W.H. Fry. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864. Stabat Mater, or The crucifixion of Christ [microform], an oratorio for four principal voices & chorus. University of Michigan
creatorOf Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864. Leonora [collection] [microform]. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Fry, Lizzie. Scrapbook, ca. 1860-1891. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864. A day in the country / William Henry Fry. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864. Aurelia overture / William Fry. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864. Hagar in the wilderness / Wm. Henry Fry. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
creatorOf Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864. [Holographs, ms. copies, and a few printed works, held by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia] [microform] Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864. Overture to Evangeline / Wm. Henry Fry. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864. Overture to Leonora / Fry. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Fry, William Henry, 1813-1864. Santa Claus : Christmas symphony / Wm. Henry Fry. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
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associatedWith Free Library of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Friedlander, Sue. person
associatedWith Fry, J. Reese (Joseph Reese), 1811-1865. person
associatedWith Fry, Lizzie. person
associatedWith Historical Society of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873. person
associatedWith Thomas, Theodore, 1835-1905. person
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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
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Birth 1813-08-19

Death 1864-12-21

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