Ruth, Op.50 (Schumann, Georg)

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Translator:

John Bernhoff (ca.1850–ca.1930)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: F.E.C. Leuckart, 1908. Plate 6249.

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Original scans: 300dpi, grayscale jpg2000 files approximately 2200 by 3300 pixels. Converted to black and white tif files, deskewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins.

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General Information

Work Title Ruth
Alternative Title
Composer Schumann, Georg
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.50
Movements/Sections 2 parts (6 movements)
  • Part 1
  1. Introduction and Naomi's Lament
  2. Return of Naomi and Ruth to Bethlehem
  3. In the Harvest Field
  • Part 2
  1. Naomi's Counsel
  2. In the Threshing Floor
  3. Morning Dawn
First Publication 1908 - Leipzig: F.E.C. Leuckart
Librettist Traditional (Bible)
Language German / English
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Alto (Naomi), soprano (Ruth), 2 baritones (Boaz, a Priest) + mixed chorus (SATB), piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, kettledrums, bass drum, harp, cymbals, bells, tambourine, triangle, strings


Misc. Comments

The score notes that "[t]he Book of words consists of selections from the Bible and poems by the composer."

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