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|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1840|
|Librettist||James Sheridan Knowles (1784-1862)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||voices, chorus, orchestra Piccolo, flute, oboes, bassoons, clarinets in A, bassoons, 3 horns, trumpets, cornet a pistons, 3 trombones, ophicleide, harp, timpani, organ, percussion, strings|
Described as unperformed/withheld from performance in contemporary biographies of the composer.
Is this based on a published work by Knowles (for example one that can be found in one of the three volumes of Knowles' works published in 1840 that can be downloaded @ Internet Archive- maybe with a lot of names changed and the plot much adapted by Barnett?), or was it written specifically by Knowles for this opera? I admit to some confusion... - ES