Henry of Navarre, Op.48 (Whiting, George Elbridge)

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Publisher. Info. Boston: White, Smith & Co., 1885. Plate 5801+66.
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Work Title Henry of Navarre
Alternative. Title Ballad for Male Chorus, Tenor Solo and Orchestra
Composer Whiting, George Elbridge
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.48
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGW 9
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Performance. 1885 April 29, Boston, Apollo Club. The program represented Boston composers. The work was conducted by B.J. Lang, tenor soloist was George J. Parker, organist was Mr. Preston, with orchestra.
First Publication. 1885
Librettist Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859)
Language English
Dedication Theodore Thomas
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation tenor solo, male chorus (TTBB) in 2 choirs, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 cornets, 3 trombones, tuba, organ, strings, timpani, military drum, triangle, grand cassa, cymbals, gong.

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"...his intensely strong and virile cantatas deserve especial praise. "The Tale of the Viking," "Henry of Navarre," and "The March of the Monks of Bangor" are all spirited and effective, and will stand comparison in part with Bruch's best work."
Arthur Elson, The World's Best Music: The Musician's Guide, Part 2 (New York: The University Society, Inc., 1913), p.898.
The cantata is a setting of Thomas Babington Macaulay's poem The Battle of Ivry. (He is best known for his The History of England from the Accession of James the Second.)