Hucbald (Benoît, Peter)

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Engraver Brussels: J. De Vleeschouwer.
Language Dutch (Flemish?) / French
Translator May De Rudder (?–1950), French text
Publisher. Info. Peter Benoit Orkestpartituren, XXII Hucbald
Antwerp: Peter Benoit-Fonds, n.d.
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Misc. Notes Original images: ca.300dpi, color jpg files approx. 3150 by 4450 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins.
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General Information

Work Title Hucbald
Alternative. Title Zanggedicht
Symfonische tafereelen met soli en koor
Composer Benoît, Peter
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1880
First Performance. 1885-04-01
Librettist Julius De Geyter (1830–1905)
Language Dutch (Flemish?)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Vocal soloist(s), chorus, and orchestra
Voices: baritone (Hucbald), petit chœur (SATB soli), mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B), bass clarinet (B). 3 bassoons
3 horns (F), 3 trumpets (C), 4 trombones (tenor, 2 alto, bass), tuba
timpani, triangle + 2 harps + strings
External Links Peter Benoit - Oeuvrecatalogus

Misc. Comments

Hucbald was originally composed for the inauguration of the National Exhibition at Brussels on June 16, 1880 but when the composer completed the work in April he decided it was not suitable for an outdoor performance. He then composed the triumphal march De genius des Vaderlands for the Exhibition performance.