The May Queen, Op.39 (Bennett, William Sterndale)

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Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., n.d.(ca.1890). Plate 8115.
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Work Title The May Queen
Alternative. Title A Pastoral
Composer Bennett, William Sterndale
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.39
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 11 (Overture, 10 Sections)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1858 ca.?
First Publication. 1861
Librettist Henry Fothergill Chorley (1808-1872)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation SATB soloists, chorus and Orchestra

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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