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BEACH, Amy Marcy Cheney
b Henniker, New Hampshire, 5 September 1867
d New York, 27 December 1944, aged seventy-seven

She made her debut as a pianist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1885. Her 'Gaelic' Symphony was the first symphony composed by an American woman. She concentrated on composition from her marriage in 1885 until her husband's death in 1910, then resumed her concert career.
1891 (24)
Mass for chorus and orchestra
1892 (25)
Festival Jubilate, for chorus and orchestra
1896 (29)
Sonata for violin and piano
1899 (32)
Piano Concerto
1907 (40)
The Chambered Nautilus, for chorus and orchestra
1908 (41)
Piano Quintet
1920 (53)
Variations for flute and string quartet
1925 (58)
The Canticle of the Sun, for chorus and orchestra
1931 (64)
Christ in the Universe, for chorus and orchestra
1932 (65)
Cabildo, opera
1938 (71)
Piano Trio
Amy Beach wrote four other choral works, three other works for violin and piano, piano pieces and songs, and fifty unaccompanied choral pieces.

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