Symphonic Prelude

Full title Symphonic Prelude to a Tragedy / Symphonisches Vorspiel zu einer Tragödie
Date composed 1933
Details Composition completed April 1933; inspired by H. Chleunberg's drama Miracles around Verdun
Orchestration: 3(2nd alt. 2nd Pic.), 3(3rd alt. E.H.), 3(2nd alt. 1 Cl. in E-flat, 3rd alt. B. Cl.), 3(3rd alt. C. Bn.)/4,3,3,1/Timp., Perc./Hp./Str.
Performance duration: ca. 18 min.
Manuscript sources NYPL JOB 73-145, holograph full score (63 p.), with composer's note on title page: Wien, im April 1933; see also NYPL JOB 73-146, holograph condensed orchestral score (23 p.), possibly the composer's Particell?, and with composer's note at end: 23.IV.1933; NYPL JPB 99-7 no. 91, copyist's full score (66 p.); and LOCMA box-folder 73/7, sketches (102 p.), with composer's note: Wien, März 1933.
Publication details Theodore Presser Company, n.d.; now o.p.
Availabiity Score and parts available from TPC and FCP