|Hiawatha - Thomas Eakins|
Hiawatha's Wedding Feast was premiered to great acclaim at the Royal College of Music in 1898. Over the next two years Coleridge-Taylor complete The Death of Minnehaha and Hiawatha's Departure and the trilogy was first performed in 1900 at the Albert Hall. The popularity of Hiawatha's Wedding Feast rather outstripped the other two parts and it continued to be regarded as a work in its own right. The trilogy was presented annually at the Albert Hall from the 1920's to the Second War, complete with scenery.