3-Act opera by Scott Joplin, orchestrated by T.J. Anderson
Treemonisha performance: Trilogy, an Opera Company 2009
Words and music by Scott Joplin. Adapted, arranged, and orchestrated by T.J. Anderson.
The first fully staged performance of the Scott Joplin opera was given on January 28, 1972 at Morehouse College, in a production staged by Katherine Dunham and conducted by Robert Shaw, with orchestrations by T.J. Anderson. This production received fine notices, and brought Treemonisha to international attention.
Conductor: Robert Shaw
Editors: T.J. Anderson & William Bolcom
Wendell Whalum, Chorus Director
Katherine Dunham, Stage Director
Premiere featured cast members: Alpha Floyd, Simon Estes, Seth
McCoy, Louise Parker, Joseph Bias, the African-American Workshop of Morehouse
College, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Score and parts available from American Composers
Alliance; Recording of this performance with interviews
available to NPR stations through satellite, 2000.
$39 Overture, full score for conductor
$85 Full opera conductor's score (Overture sold separately); $22 Full score for No. 27 A Real Slow Drag
for set of parts; vocal score (or portions of vocal score for specific scenes), contact ACA for quote