List of Compositions By Charles Ives - Orchestra - Overtures


  • Alcott Overture (1904, inc., but re-used for the third movement of Piano Sonata No.2)
  • Emerson Overture for Piano and Orchestra or Emerson Concerto (1911–12, incomplete, but re-used for the first movement of Piano Sonata No.2)
  • Matthew Arnold Overture (1912, inc.)
  • Overture and March: 1776 (1904, rev. 1910; re-used in "Putnam's Camp" from Three Places in New England and Holidays Symphony)
  • Overture in G Minor (1899, inc.)
  • Overture: Nationals (1915, inc. sketches; adapted from Overture and March: 1776; )
  • Robert Browning Overture (1914, rev. 1942)

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