|Composition Year||1865 (as a revised version of the overture to an unpublished set of pieces of incidental music, "Bernhard von Weimar", written in 1854)|
|Genre Categories||; ;|
|Work Title||Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott|
|Alternative. Title||Ouverture zu einem Drama aus d. 30jährigen Kriege|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.127|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1865 (as a revised version of the overture to an unpublished set of pieces of incidental music, "Bernhard von Weimar", written in 1854)|
|First Publication.||1866 – Leipzig: Friedrich Hofmeister|
|Dedication||Hans von Bülow|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||Orchestra: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons + 4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), 3 trombones + timpani + strings|
The incidental music (by Wilhelm Genast), whose overture this is based on/is a revised version of, was premiered in Weimar's Grand Ducal Theatre in July 1855. This last has only partially been published.
The final , 1866 version of the overture was premiered on Palm Sunday 1866, conducted by Wilhelm Kalliwoda (son of Jan/Johann Kalliwoda, who incidentally died at the end of that year). In addition to the Raff.org link above, see also, and relevant sections of Schäfer and of Thomas (2011).