Judith (Chadwick, George Whitefield)


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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1900
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Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1901. Plate 15555.
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Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1911. Plate 22481.
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General Information

Work Title Judith
Alternative. Title Lyric drama in 3 parts after W.C. Langdon
Composer Chadwick, George Whitefield
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. F.69 ; L.1.4
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1899-1900 (completed 12 December 1900)
First Performance. 1901-09-26 in Worcester (Mass.), Mechanics' Hall.
First Publication. 1901
Librettist William Chauncy Langdon (1871-1947)
William Dana Orcutt (1870-1953), additional text
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 105 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Judith (mezzo-soprano)
Achior (tenor)
Holofernes (baritone)
Ozias (bass)
Sentinel (tenor)
Chorus (SATB)
Israelites, Captive Hebrews, Soldiers, Camp-Followers
2 flutes, 2 oboes (2nd also English horn), 2 clarinets
bass clarinet, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpami, side drum, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, harp, strings

Misc. Comments

From Faucett, George Whitefield Chadwick: The Life and Music of the Pride of New England, p.202, "He began to work with Langdon on the text in 1898", three years after the elder Langdon had died. (Resolving the ambiguity...)