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|Work Title||The Cœlestial Sphere|
|Composer||Whittaker, William Gillies|
|Librettist||William Habington (1605-1654)|
|Dedication||Madam Katie MacMahon|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||15 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Mixed chorus (SATB) and Orchestra (2 flutes (one doubling piccolo), 1 oboe, 1 english horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,|
1 contrabassoon (optional), 3 trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones, 1 bass tuba, tympani (3), optional percussion
(bass drum, cymbals, gong, triangle), strings), but also see below, comments.
The composer gives 3 instrumentations, the full one above being designated A and which is the original. For small choirs, the composer gives two other options for accompaniment: B) strings, piano, and 3 optional tympani, and C) 2 pianos and 3 optional tympani.