Gustav Adolf, Op.73 (Bruch, Max)

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Editor First edition
Language German / English
Translator Constance Bache (1846–1903), English translation
Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, 1898. Plate 11101.
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For Mixed Chorus, with Organ and Trombones ad Libitum

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Misc. Notes Edited from holograph manuscript SBB 429 . Also published in 1899: see Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1899), p.161 (and 162).
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General Information

Work Title Gustav Adolf
Alternative. Title Oratorio
Composer Bruch, Max
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.73
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMB 15
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 14 scenes
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1897–98
First Performance. 1898-05-22 in Barmen
First Publication. 1898 - Berlin: N. Simrock
Librettist Albert Hackenberg (1852–1912)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Alto, tenor, baritone + mixed chorus + orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, organ, strings
Primary Sources D-B 429 (Reformationslied)
Extra Information Cast:
  • Gustav Adolf, King of Sweden (baritone)
  • Bernhard, Duke of Weimar (tenor)
  • Leubelfing, Prince (alto)