1917 in music

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List of years in music (table)
Original Dixieland Jazz Band

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1917.


Bands formed[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Sheet music cover for "Bring Back My Daddy To Me"
Promotional ad for "Good-bye Broadway--Hello, France!" published in the New York Clipper.[1]
Willie Weston[2]
The first "jass" tune to be recorded. Roger Graham Music Publisher, Chicago. Click image for more information.

Hit recordings[edit]

The first commercial jazz recording, 1917.

Classical music[edit]

  • Lili BoulangerPsaume 130 (Du fond de l'abîme)
  • John Alden Carpenter
    • The Birthday of the Infanta, ballet
    • The Home Road for SATB mixed chorus or unison voices and piano
    • Symphony No. 1 ("Sermons in Stones")
  • Carlos Chávez – Sonata fantasia (Sonata No. 1), for piano
  • Nancy Dalberg – Symphony in C-sharp minor
  • Claude Debussy – Sonata for violin and piano
  • Alexander Glazunov – Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Op. 100
  • Launy Grøndahl – Violin Concerto in D Major
  • Charles Ives
    • Orchestral Set no.1: Three Places in New England
    • Set No. 2, for chamber orchestra
    • Washington's Birthday, for small orchestra
  • Charles Koechlin
    • La divine vesprée, ballettr
    • Paysages et marines, op. 63bis, version for flute, clarinet, string quartet, and piano
    • Sonata for cello and piano, op. 66
  • Carl NielsenChaconne (for piano)
  • Sergei Prokofiev
    • Concerto no. 1, for violin and orchestra, op. 19
    • Igrok [The Gambler] (opera), op. 24
    • Mimoletnosti (Visions fugitives), 20 pieces for piano, op. 22
    • Sonata No. 3 ("From Old Notebooks"), for piano, op. 28
    • Sonata No. 4 ("From Old Notebooks"), for piano, op. 29
    • Symphony No. 1 Classical, op. 25
  • Maurice RavelLe tombeau de Couperin, for piano
  • Ottorino RespighiAncient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1
  • Arnold SchoenbergVerklärte Nacht (string orchestra version)
  • Jean Sibelius – Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra opp. 87 and 89
  • Charles Villiers Stanford
    • Aviator's Hymn, for tenor, bass, choir, and organ
    • Irish Rhapsody no. 5, in G Minor, for orchestra
    • Night Thoughts, op. 148, for piano
    • "On Windy Way When Morning Breaks", partsong
    • Sailing Song, partsong, two soprano voices
    • "St George of England", song
    • Scènes de ballet, op. 150, for piano
    • Sonata no. 1, in F major, op. 149, for organ
    • Sonata no. 2 ("Eroica"), in Gminor, op. 151, for organ
    • Sonata no. 3 ("Britannica"), in D minor, op. 152, for organ
  • Igor Stravinsky
    • Berceuse, for voice and piano
    • Chant du Rossignol (opera)
    • Cinq pièces faciles, for piano 4 hands
    • "Ovsen'", no. 2 from Podblyudnïye (Saucers) (Four Russian Peasant Songs), for women's choir
    • Song of the Volga Boatmen, arrangement for winds and percussion
    • Study, for pianola
    • Valse pour les enfants, for piano (possibly 1916)
  • Karol SzymanowskiDemeter (cantata)
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos – Symphony No. 2 Ascenção, The Ascension
  • Anton WebernVier Lieder (Four Songs) for voice and piano, op. 12


Musical theater[edit]




  1. ^ "New York Clipper". Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "New York Clipper". Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. Retrieved 6 July 2015.