Arthur Bliss

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Born: 2 August 1891 — London — England
Died: 27 March 1975 — London — England
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Music

  • Adam Zero: Ballet (1946); 45min; Orch
  • Adam Zero: Suite; 27min; Orch
  • Baraza (1945); 8min; Piano, Men’s Chorus, Orch
  • The Beatitudes (1961); 50min; Sop Ten, Chorus, Orch
  • The Beggars Opera (1953); 60min; Chorus, Orch
  • Bliss (One Step) (1923); 3min; Orch
  • Checkmate: Ballet (1937); 45min; Orch
  • Checkmate: Five Dance Suite (1937); 20min; Orch
  • Checkmate: Prologue (1937); 5min; Orch
  • Checkmate: Three Dances (1937); 8min; Band
  • Christopher Columbus (1949); 5min; Orch
  • Concerto for Cello (1970); 26min; Cello, Orch
  • Concerto for Piano (1939); 37min; Piano, Orch
  • Concerto for Violin (1955); 40min; Violin, Orch
  • Conversations (1920); 15min; Flute, Oboe, Str trio
  • Discourse (1965); 19min; Orch
  • Edinburgh Overture (1956); 10min; Orch
  • The Enchantress (1951); 17min; Alto, Orch
  • Fanfare Prelude for Orch: Macclesfield (1966); 2min; Orch
  • God Save the Queen (1969); 3min; Orch
  • The Golden Cantata (1963); 28min; Ten, Chorus, Orch
  • A Knot of Riddles (1963); 17min; Bari, Sm Orch
  • The Lady of Shallot: Ballet (1958); 40min; Orch
  • Lancaster Prelude (5min); Orch
  • Madame Noy (1918); 5min; Sop, Sm Orch
  • March of Homage (1965); 4min; Orch
  • The Phoenix (1945); 6min; Orch
  • Mary of Magdala (1963); 27min; Alto, Bari, Orch
  • Meditations on a theme by John Blow (1955); 30min; Orch
  • Melee Fantastique (1921); 12min; Orch
  • Metamorphic Variations (1972); 40min; Orch
  • Miracle in Gorbals: Ballet (1944); 35min; Orch
  • Miracle in Gorbals: Suite (1944); 20min; Orch
  • Morning Heroes (1930); 60min; Narrator, Orch
  • Music for Strings (1935); 23min; Str
  • Music from the film “Things to Come” (1975); 22min; Orch
  • Pastoral Lie Strewn White Flocks (1928); 33min; Sop, Chorus, Chamber
  • Processional (1953); 8min; Orch
  • Rhapsody (1919); 7min; Sop, Ten, Chamber
  • Rout (1920); 7min; Sop, Orch
  • A Song of Welcome (1954); 16min; Sop, Bari, Chorus, Orch
  • The Tempest; 6min; Ten, Bass, Chamber
  • Things to Come: Arr; 11min; Orch
  • Things to Come: March (1935); 4min; Orch
  • Things to Come: Suite (1935); 17min; Orch
  • Contrasts from String Quartet (1950); 11min; Str
  • Two Studies for Orch (1920); 12min; Orch
  • The Women of Yueh; 7min; Sop, Orch
  • The World is Changed with the Grandeur of God (1969); 14min; Chorus, Chamber
  • Colour Symphony (like Scriabin and others Bliss saw colors when they heard tones)

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Pen Pits Penselwood Pen Pits, Bliss summerhouse<br/><p class="copy">Uploaded by <a href="/user/10">Ed Tervooren</a> [© Copyright may apply] — Classical Composers Database</p>
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Pen Pits Penselwood Pen Pits studio<br/><p class="copy">Uploaded by <a href="/user/10">Ed Tervooren</a> [© Copyright may apply] — Classical Composers Database</p>
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7 September 1922: Premiere of A Colour Symphony, in Gloucester, England.
22 October 1930: Premiere of Morning Heroes, in Norwich, England.

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(1845) Gustav Albert Lortzing: Premiere of Undine, in Magdeburg, Germany.
(1889) Giacomo Puccini: Premiere of Edgar, in Milan, Italy.
(1918) Sergey Prokofiev: Premiere of the Classical Symphony in D major op. 25, in St. Petersburg, Russia, with Prokofiev conducting.
(1945) Olivier Messiaen: Premiere of Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine, in Paris, France.
(1948) Ralph Vaughan Williams: Premiere of Symphony no. 6 in e minor, in London, England.

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[details ←] Royal Fanfares And Interludes For Organ, organ,
[details ←] Prayer Of Saint Francis Of Assisi, percussion, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] A Colour Symphony Study Score, percussion,
[details ←] Pastoral for Clarinet and Piano, clarinet, piano, percussion,
[details ←] 7 American Poems Voice/Keyboard, piano, organ, percussion, vocal,
[details ←] Conversations, percussion,
[details ←] Conquest of the Air, percussion,
[details ←] Conversations, percussion,
[details ←] Rout, percussion, vocal,
[details ←] Hymn to Apollo, Study Score, percussion,
[details ←] Mary Of Magdala, piano, percussion, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] Pastoral, piano, percussion, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] Masks I-IV, T. 34 (score), piano,
[details ←] Rhapsody, T. 13 - full score
[details ←] Rhapsody, T. 13 - set of parts
[details ←] Rout, T. 14 - full score, viola, violin, percussion, vocal, cello,
[details ←] Rout, T. 14 - set of parts, viola, violin, percussion, vocal, cello,
[details ←] Study for Piano, T. 43 (score), piano,
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