God is Our Refuge and Strength, Schleifer 79 (Gilchrist, William Wallace)

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Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1882. Plate 2877.
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General Information

Work Title God is Our Refuge and Strength
Alternative. Title The Forty Sixth Psalm
Composer Gilchrist, William Wallace
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Schleifer 79
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWG 25
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1881-08-21
First Performance. 1882-05-19 in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Music Hall
Mrs. Osgood (soprano) ; Cincinnati Festival Orchestra ; Theodore Thomas (conductor)
First Publication. 1882 – New York: G. Schirmer
Librettist traditional (Psalm 46)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35–45 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Soprano + mixed chorus (SATB), 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 4 trombones, timpani, strings
Extra Information This was the prize composition of the Cincinnati Music Festival of 1882. Gilchrist's autograph manuscript score is in the collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Date of composition is taken from this manuscript.