A Dirge for 2 Veterans, H.121 (Holst, Gustav)



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Work Title A Dirge for Two Veterans
Alternative. Title
Composer Holst, Gustav
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H.121
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 43
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 dirge
Text Incipit The last sunbeam lightly falls
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914
First Publication. 1914 - London: Curwen.
Librettist Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 7 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation male chorus (TTBB), brass quintet, percussion
InstrDetail 3 cornets, 2 tubas (or trombone and tuba; cellos and basses), side drum, bass drum
Extra Information "If preferred a trombone may be substituted for one bombardon or in a concert room) cellos and string basses may be used instead of the two bombardons. In either case a few notes towards the end must be omitted by trombone or cellos where the part goes below their compass."