Basic Details

Title
Five Songs from William Blake
Availability
Unpublished
Category
Orchestral
Instrumentation
Bar: 2.2.2.2-4.2.3.1 (or 2.1.1.0.)-2 perc-harp-str
Duration
18'
Publisher
Manuscript
Commission
Commissioned by the Louisville Philharmonic Society
Premiere
  • World: Columbia Auditorium, Louisville, KY, February 5th, 1952 (Louisville Orchestra; Virgil Thomson, conductor; Mack Harrell, baritone)
Edition/Catalog #
HL 00229294
Parts/Movements
  1. The Divine Image
  2. Tiger! Tiger!
  3. The Land of Dreams
  4. The Little Black Boy
  5. "And Did Those Feet"
Versions
Five Songs from William Blake (baritone and piano) (W130)

Cataloging Information

Year Composed
1951
M.S. Location
The Virgil Thomson Papers at Irving S. Gilmore Music Library at Yale University
Cardell Number
V32[A-B]
Meckna Number
W37

Additional Info

Texts
William Blake
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Related Works

Five Songs from William Blake - Related Works

Five Songs from William Blake for baritone and orchestra (1951; Southern; See W37) also arranged for baritone and piano (1951; Southern; See W130)

Second movement, Tiger! Tiger! also arranged for mixed chorus (SATB) and piano or men's chorus (TTBB) and piano (1955; Southern; See W85)