The Heirs of the White Mountain, Op.30 (Dvořák, Antonín)

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Final version, B.134

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Arranger Heinrich von Kàan-Albést (1852-1926), piano reduction
Language English
Translator John Troutbeck (1832-1899), English text
Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d.[1885]. Plate 6894.
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General Information

Work Title Hymn-The Heirs of the White Mountain
Alternative. Title Hymnus z dědicové Bílé hory ; Die Erben des weissen Berges
Composer Dvořák, Antonín
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.30 ; B.27, B.102, B.134
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAD 26
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Andante con moto e molto espressivo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1872 (May-June 3)
First Performance. 1885 (May 13) in London (B.134)
Geaussent's choir (chorus)
Antonín Dvořák (conductor)

First Publication. 1885 - London: Novello (Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1885), p.254)
Librettist Vítězslav Hálek (1835-1874)
Language Czech
Average DurationAvg. Duration 17 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation chorus (SATB), 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, trombone, timpani, strings
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Extra Information Version History:
  • Original version composed in 1872 (= B.27)
  • Revised version created in 1880 (= B.102)
  • Final version realized in 1884 (= B.134)