The Burning Ship

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The Burning Ship is a cantata in three parts for mixed voices, with a text by Howard Malcolm Ticknor (Howard Malcolm Ticknor (1836-1905) and music by Benjamin Archibald Baker (1818–1890)

The original text

Published by Oliver Ditson & Company., Boston, Massachusetts., 1858

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1873: Performed twice in Cape Town during September(?) by the Cape Town Choral Society of Mr. Bucke, with "all kinds of realistic scenes of departure, storm, fire and salvation".


Gilbert Chase. 1992. America's Music, from the Pilgrims to the Present. Volume 441 of Music in American life. University of Illinois Press: p. 153

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.

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