This is a new, digitally enhanced reprint of the score originally published in 1888 by Arthur P. Schmidt. The first American symphony published in full score on a non-subscription basis, Chadwick's Symphony No.2 is a romantic work that nevertheless features the uniquely American sound typical of this composer. This very American sounding symphony was completed nearly a full decade before Antonin Dvorak's much more famous Symphony No.9, Op.95 'From the New World'. Chadwick's 35-minute symphony is also scored for an orchestra of a size familiar to the Czech master, and was first performed in Boston on December 10, 1886 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer.
Chadwick's "Dramatic Overture" was completed on September 30, 1887 and given its premiere on December 23rd and 24th of that year in Boston's Music Hall, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Gericke. The work was quite popular in the composer's lifetime, with multiple performances by orchestras in both the United States and Europe. The score offered here is a digitally enhanced reprint of the one issued in 1891 by Arthur P. Schmidt, Boston.
Chadwick's "Lyric Drama" was first performed on 26 September, 1901 at Mechanic's Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts with the composer conducting soloists and the Worcester Music Festival chorus and orchestra. This digitally restored vocal score is a reprint of the one originally issued by G. Schirmer in 1901.
Chadwick's Symphony No.3 was composed in 1893-94 and received its world premiere on October 19, 1894 in Boston with the composer conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The symphony was awarded the first prize in the competition held by the National Conservatory in New York in 1896. The judge was the visiting Antonin Dvorak. Scored for a medium-sized orchestra, the 35-minute romantic work received high praises and a number of important performances in the composer's lifetime but fell out of fashion in the 1930s. Only in recent years has it experienced a revival of interest. This is a new, digitally enhanced reissue of the score first published in 1896 by Arthur P. Schmidt.