April 23, 1872: Arthur George Farwell is born in a house on the corner of Grove and Olive Streets in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, second of two children born to George Lyman Farwell, owner of a hardware business, and Sara Gardner Wyer, a descendant of one of the first English families in New England, and the founder of the first kindergarten in St. Paul.
June 11, 1889: Arthur Farwell (17) learns of his acceptance to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
October 17, 1896: The second movement of Suite for Grand Orchestra by Arthur Farwell (24) is performed for the first time, in Auburn, New York, under the title Andante from a New Suite.
December 1, 1901: A seven page pamphlet is published in Newton Center, Massachusetts announcing the establishment of the Wa-Wan Press “Established for the Periodical Publication of Contemporary American Compositions.” The editor of the Wa-Wan Press is Arthur Farwell (29).
November 22, 1904: Two songs for voice and piano by Arthur Farwell (32) are performed for the first time, in Pasadena, California: A Ruined Garden op.14/1 to words of Marston and Requiescat to words of Heyman.
December 6, 1906: Love’s Secret op.14/2 for voice and piano by Arthur Farwell (34) to words of Blake is performed for the first time, in Detroit.
March 5, 1908: Drake’s Drum op.22 for voice and piano by Arthur Farwell (35) to words of Newbolt is performed for the first time, in Omaha.
August 24, 1910: The Domain of Hurakan op.15 for orchestra by Arthur Farwell (38) is performed for the first time, in Central Park, New York.
May 5, 1911: Kahlil Gibran draws a portrait of Arthur Farwell (39) at Farwell’s New York studio. Gibran intends to include it in his publication of portraits of important men of art and knowledge. Farwell is extremely pleased with the drawing and expresses his desire that a photograph be made of it.
July 4, 1911: Hymn to Liberty op.35 for chorus by Arthur Farwell (39) is performed for the first time, in New York.
September 13, 1916: Two hymns, March! March! and Joy! Brothers, Joy!, for chorus and orchestra by Arthur Farwell (44) to his own words, are performed for the first time, as part of the Song and Light Festival on the south shore of the lake near 72nd Street in Central Park, New York. The audience of about 60,000, who have the music in their programs, join in on the singing.
June 5, 1917: Arthur Farwell (45) marries a 25-year-old actress, Gertrude Everts Brice, daughter of a civil engineer, in the Church of the Transfiguration, New York.
July 1, 1918: Arthur Farwell (46) enters upon duties as Associate Professor of Music at the University of California at Berkeley.
March 13, 1922: Owasco Memories op.8 for piano, violin, and cello by Arthur Farwell (49) is performed for the first time, in Pasadena, California 21 years after it was composed.
August 22, 1924: Symphonic Song on Old Black Joe op.67 for orchestra and audience by Arthur Farwell (52) is performed for the first time, in Hollywood Bowl.
April 23, 1925: Parts of Grail Song op.20, a masque for community singing, acting, and dancing by Arthur Farwell, are performed for the first time, in Los Angeles, on the composer’s 53rd birthday.
December 13, 1929: An orchestral version of incidental music to Lord Dunsany’s play The Gods of the Mountain by Arthur Farwell (57) is performed for the first time, in Minneapolis.
December 28, 1931: Land of Luthany op.87 for cello and piano by Arthur Farwell (59) is performed for the first time.
May 26, 1939: Symbolistic Study no.6 “Mountain Vision” for piano and orchestra by Arthur Farwell (67) is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of the CBS Radio Network.
September 28, 1939: Arthur Farwell (67) marries his second wife, Betty Richardson, his former student 40 years his junior, in New York.
January 12, 1942: Pawnee Horses for piano by Arthur Farwell (69) is performed for the first time, in New York, 37 years after it was composed.
March 20, 1947: Two Acappella Choruses op.111 by Arthur Farwell (74) are performed for the first time, in Town Hall, New York.
September 2, 1949: Mountain Song, A Symphonic Song Ceremony of the High Sierras op.90 for chorus and orchestra by Arthur Farwell (77) is performed for the first time, in St. Paul, Minnesota.