Crispus Attucks

American Patriot

Adolphus Hailstork

Text: Herbert Woodward Martin
Duration: 00:45:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

In 1770, Crispus Attucks, a black man, became the first casualty of the American Revolution when he was shot and killed in what became known as the Boston Massacre.

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Andrew Fine for the reopening of the Crispus Attucks Theater, Norfolk, VA
Composition Date 2003
Orchestration Mezzo-Sop. Ten. Bass-Bari. Large Chorus; 1(dbl. Picc.) 1 1(dbl. B.Cl.) 1 - 2 1 3 0; Timp. Perc. Str.
Premiere 10/25/05 Virginia Symphony Orchestra, I. Sherman Green Chorale, Frank Ward, Lisa Coston, Robert Shoop


1. Defiance and Sacrifice
2. Trial and Redemption