Song TitlePrologue (Search)
Composer(s):Dominick Argento
Author(s):Dominick Argento
Keyword(s) & Features: Adventures; Asking; Austrian; Balloons; Charlatans; Compasses; Diaries; Don Quixote; Dreaming; Dreams; Expeditions; Exploring; Flying; Freezing; Glory; Goddesses; Immortality; Impressing; Journals; Journeys; Leaders; Love Letters; Museums; Newspapers; North; North Pole; Part of a Song Cycle; Photographs; Prose; Risking; Seeking Fame; Simpletons; Stars; Sweden; Swedish; Traveling; Wind; Writing
First LineWhat was it the Austrian newspaper wrote (Search)
Average Duration2:30 (Search)
Year of composition 1982 (Search)
Larger WorkThe Andrée Expedition (Search)
Musical FormThrough-composed (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Score Source
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Difficulty LevelMasters/YA (Search)
Catalog DesignationThe Andrée Expedition, Part One: In the Air, no. 1 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerBaritone
Range: C#3 - F#4 (Search)
Original KeyA major (Search)
Dedicated ToJeanne Shepard (Search)
Premiered ByHåkan Hagegård, baritone; Thomas Schuback, piano (Search)
Commissioned ByThe Schubert Club of St. Paul in honor of its 100th Anniversary (Search)
Recommended Printed SourceBoosey and Hawkes (Search)
Sources CitedA performer's guide to the text and music of Dominick Argento's The Andrée Expedition, a dissertation by Michael Andrew Paxson.!etd.send_file?accession=osu1261075936&disposition=inline (Search)
ContributorJEM (Search)
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