Transit Through Fire

Transit Through Fire

HWC 027

Overview: An Odyssey of 1942, Radio opera in a prologue and four scenes
Authorship: Healey Willan, Words by John Coulter
Composition Date: Composed 23 December 1941 – 14 February 1942
Scored For: Six Voices SATB/1121/2320/Timp, Perc, Harp/Strings
Duration: N/A
Number of Pages: 92 p.
Notes About Music: Commissioned by the CBC. First performed 8 March 1942. CBC studios, Toronto, produced by John Adaskin, sung by Howard Scott, Frances James, J. Campbell McInnes, William Morton, Charles Jordan and Norman Cherrie, a CBC chorus under Albert Whitehead, and a CBC orchestra conducted by Sir Ernest MacMillan. First public performance 18 February 1943. Convocation Hall, University of Toronto, conducted by Ettore Mazzaleni.
Holograph: NL of C. Condensed score, 92 p., also printed libretto (Macmillan Co. of Canada), 8 p. bound into holograph.
Publication: N/A
Recordings: Non-commercial recording (CBC P.A.T. – 42308-2).
Score Available: Contact the Healey Willan Society;

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  • Scored For: Six Voices SATB/1121/2320/Timp, Perc, Harp/Strings



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