The Light of the World (Sullivan, Arthur)

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First version

 Complete Score
#108916 - 75.30MB, 288 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 792x

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Bassani (2011/7/12)

 Complete Score (monochrome)
#332980 - 18.91MB, 263 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 25x

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Afp0815 (2014/7/7)

PMLP221479-Sullivan.pdf
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First edition

Publisher Info.:

London: J.B. Cramer & Co., 1873.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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Color scan
#332980 This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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Revised version

 Complete Score
#290918 - 16.52MB, 280 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 142x

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Albion (2013/8/3)

SIBLEY1802.24729.17ce-39087011305036score.pdf
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New York: G. Schirmer, n.d.(1905). Plate 17746

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Aria: The Lord is Risen "And God shall wipe away all tears" (No.37)

 Complete Score
#255206 - 0.61MB, 6 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 197x

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Coulonnus (2012/10/20)

SIBLEY1802.19532.4aff-39087011306026score.pdf
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New York: G. Schirmer, n.d.(1898). Plate 14005.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Complete Score
#109703 - 5.73MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 271x

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RTM (2011/7/17)

PMLP221479-Sullivan, Arthur, The Light of the World, No.37, Schirmer.pdf
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New York: G. Schirmer, n.d.[1873]. Plate 17746.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano (Callcott)

 Favorite airs arranged for the pianoforte
#291186 - 10.63MB, 15 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 82x

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Albion (2013/8/5)

PMLP221479-Sullivan - The Light of the World, Favorite Airs.pdf
Arranger:

William Hutchins Callcott (1807-1882)

Publisher Info.:

London: J.B. Cramer & Co., n.d.[1874]. Plate C & Co. 6768.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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300 dpi

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General Information

Work Title The Light of the World
Alternative Title
Composer Sullivan, Arthur
Movements/Sections 41 numbers in 2 parts
Year/Date of Composition 1872-73
First Performance 1873-08-27 - Birmingham Musical Festival
First Publication 1873
Librettist The Bible, selected and assembled by the composer
Language English
Dedication The Duchess of Edinburgh (Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrowna of Russia)
Average Duration 2 hours, 45 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: Soloists (SSATBarB), mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes (1 doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets, bass-clarinet, 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, harp, organ and strings
External Links Gilbert & Sullivan Archive


Misc. Comments

The Cramer vocal score exists in two editions, the first of which, containing 275 pages of music, reflects the work as first performed in Birmingham in 1873. The composer subsequently made several significant cuts and alterations to the oratorio and a second edition was issued, running to 259 pages. The Schirmer vocal score reflects these revisions.

There is a discrepancy in numbering between the Cramer and Schirmer vocal scores. Before the first performance, the composer omitted number 7 (probably a recitative) from the score but it was clearly too late to re-set the printing and thus in the Cramer edition, number 6 is simply followed by number 8 (giving an actual total of 41 movements, although the index runs to 42).

This numbering omission is corrected in the Schirmer score, which allocated Cramer No.8 as Schirmer No.7, etc. However, following the first performance the composer cut a recitative (No.38 in the Cramer first edition) and its omission from the Schirmer score leads to a total of 40 numbers.

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