Irving Fleming's last composition, it was performed only once. A packed opera house witnessed this performance and within minutes ladies fainted, gentlemen suffered nosebleeds, and bats were shaken from the rafters and began to circle the hall. Three were declared dead during the intermission and the majority of the audience fled the hall. The performing musicians later complained of heart palpitations and night terrors. Fleming himself was bitten by one of the bats during the performance.