||The May Queen
||Bennett, William Sterndale
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
||11 (Overture, 10 Sections)
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||Henry Fothergill Chorley (1808-1872)
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||SATB soloists, chorus and Orchestra
Orchestration of overture according to vocal score: flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones, timpani, strings.
Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1861), p.73 (full score, published by Kistner (with translation by Sophie Klingmann; this version - or rather a contemporary ms copy?- is available online from Hathitrust. Given Op.39.) Usually described as a cantata.
Libretto has been digitized by BSB. - Schissel