A Fugal Overture, Op.40 No.1 (Holst, Gustav)

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Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., Ltd., 1923. Plate 14999.
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General Information

Work Title A Fugal Overture
Alternative. Title
Composer Holst, Gustav
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H.151 ; Op.40 No.1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 52
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 overture (Moderato)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1922
First Performance. 1923-05-14 in London, Royal Opera House (Covent Garden)*
British National Opera Company, Eugene Goossens (conductor)
First Publication. 1923 – London: Novello & Co., Ltd.
Dedication To J.M.J. (Jane M. Joseph)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, sleigh bells, bass drum, glockenspiel, strings
Extra Information *as overture for The Perfect Fool, Op.39