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Published by G. Schirmer, 1891 (New York) & Boston Music Company, Plate B.M.C 158-162
Narcissus is a piece of music composed for the piano in 1891 by Ethelbert Nevin. It is fourth of the five pieces in the suite Water Scenes. The composer recalled the Greek myth of Narcissus and, upon rereading the story, the music came quickly. The first draft was written immediately and was revised after a break for dinner. It was then sent for publication as the composer was so confident in the work that he did not play it until receiving the proofs. When published, it was a great success, selling over 125,000 copies of sheet music and has been a musical standard ever since.
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"Water Scenes" consists of five pieces for piano:
1. Dragon Fly
2. Ophelia
3. Water Nymph
4. Narcissus
5. Barcarolle

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