Le Meurtre d'Abel (Benoît, Peter)

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Engraver Brussels: J. De Vleeschouwer.
Language Dutch (Flemish?) / French
Translator Edward Keurvels (1853–1916), Dutch text
Publisher. Info. Peter Benoit Orkestpartituren, XVIII Caïn en Abel
Antwerp: Peter Benoit-Fonds, n.d. Plate 5789.
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Work Title Le Meurtre d'Abel
Alternative. Title Caïn en Abel
Composer Benoît, Peter
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 (introduction and 5 numbers)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1857
First Performance. 1857-09-26 — Brussels, Augustinian Temple: Taycart (tenor), Agniez (baritone), choir under Benoît's direction, Orchestra of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, François-Joseph Fétis (conductor)
Librettist Klemens Wytsman (1825–1870)
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra

Voices: tenor, baritone, bass + mixed chorus (SSAT, SSATB)
Orchestra: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (C/A), 2 bassoons

2(?) horns (A/D/E), 2 trumpets (D/E), 3 trombones, ophicleide (C)
timpani + harp + strings
External Links Peter Benoit - Oeuvrecatalogus