Refugee, The

Full title The Refugee for voice (soprano or tenor) and piano
Date composed 1939
Details Composed early 1939.
Text by Mary Hoxie Jones.
Dedication: To the Friends Service Committee.
Manuscript sources NYPL JOB 73-115, holograph score. See also NYPL JPB 78-21, photocopy of holograph score (1 folded folio); and NYPL JPB 99-7 no. 48, photocopy of copyist's score (2 folded folios).
Publication details Not published in composer's lifetime. Today publisher of record is ACA.
Availabiity Score available from ACA and KWF.
Performances (click icon to expand or collapse list)
21 March 1947 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Old Philadelphia Custom House, American Friends Service Committee Benefit Concert for Work in Germany: Alice Howland, soprano; Karl Weigl, piano. Also on program: Schubert, Esterhazy Phantasie; and songs by Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms.
2 September 1987 Detroit, Michigan, Wayne State University, Community Arts Auditorium, The Karl Weigl Festival, concert 2: Violin Sonata No. 1 (Elwyn Adams and Doris Richards), and The Refugee and other songs (Elsie Inselman and Doris Richards). Also on program: songs by Wolf and Berg.
22 February 2014 London, Royal College of Music, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Singing a Song in a Foreign Land festival: The Refugee performed by Rose Setten, soprano, and Claire Harris, piano; and The Watchman’s Report performed by Julien van Mellaerts, baritone, Claire Harris, piano, and the Royal College of Music Chamber Choir, cond. Stephen Johns. Also on the program: Robert Kahn, Trio in G minor op. 45; Joseph Horovitz, String Quartet No. 5; Hans Gál, Britische Volkslieder; Ernst Toch, Valse for chorus and percussion; and Hanns Eisler, Little Woodbury Songbook (see