Das Gesetz des alten Bundes (Neukomm, Sigismund)

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Translator Unknown translator (fl.1832), English text
(Perhaps Bunsen, Prussian diplomat to England, or chosen by him)
Publisher. Info. London: J.B. Cramer, Addison & Beale, n.d.(1832). Plate 1098.
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Work Title Das Gesetz des alten Bundes
Alternative. Title Mount Sinai, or the ten commandments ; an oratorio in 2 parts
Composer Neukomm, Sigismund
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISN 14
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 parts in 16 numbers each
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. ca.1830?
First Publication. by 1832 (in English translation, chorus/piano score)
Librettist Bunsen (poss. Christian Charles Josias Bunsen, 1791-1860) and Neukomm
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation SATB solo, mixed chorus, orchestra

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Das Gesetz des alten Bundes is the original German title. This was apparently a popular oratorio, including in Britain under the title "Mount Sinai", in the decade before Mendelssohn's 1837 arrival there.