Incidental Music to 'Becket', Op.48 (Stanford, Charles Villiers)


Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Organ (Nicholson)

PDF scanned by David Campbell
David Campbell (2015/6/24)

Arranger Sydney Hugo Nicholson (1875-1947)
Publisher. Info. London: Stainer & Bell, 1925. Plate S. & B. 3369.
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General Information

Work Title Incidental Music to 'Becket'
Alternative. Title
Composer Stanford, Charles Villiers
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.48
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 10
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1892 August
First Performance. 1893 February 6
Lyceum Theatre
First Publication. 1898 (duet only)
Librettist Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation undetermined

Misc. Comments

"August [of 1892], spent in Cambridge, was devoted entirely to the composition of [this work]" - Dibble, p.236.

Unpublished as of 1921, except for a duet published in 1898

"Is it the wind of dawn?" - and also an arrangement of the funeral march for organ in 1925 (above), of course