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.
Mass for chorus and orchestra
Festival Jubilate, for chorus and orchestra
Sonata for violin and piano
The Chambered Nautilus, for chorus and orchestra
Variations for flute and string quartet
The Canticle of the Sun, for chorus and orchestra
Christ in the Universe, for chorus and orchestra
Amy Beach wrote four other choral works, three other works for violin
and piano, piano pieces and songs, and fifty unaccompanied choral pieces.