La nuit de Walpurgis, Op.60 (Widor, Charles-Marie)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Heugel & Cie., 1908. Plate H. & Cie. 23491.
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Misc. Notes Some pages overlaid with manuscript (copy or holograph? some crossouts) pages in this copy eg pp.16-18, 53-57.
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⇒ 18 more: Flute 1/2 • Oboe 1/2 • English horn • Clarinet 1/2 • Horn 1/2 • Horn 3/4 • Trumpet 1/2 • Trumpet 3/4 • Trombone 1/2 • Trombone 3/Tuba • Timpani • Side Drum and Tambourine • Cymbals and Bass Drum • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos • Double Basses

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Work Title La nuit de Walpurgis
Alternative. Title Walpurgis Night
Composer Widor, Charles-Marie
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.60
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICW 29
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Ouverture. Adagio (♩= 80) - - Allegro con fuoco (Half note.png = 116)
  2. Adagio (♩= 54) - Lento, a piacere quasi recitativo - Tranquillamente (♩‧ = 52-45)
  3. Bacchanale. Andante quasi adagio (♩= 66) - Allegro con fuoco (Half note.png ‧ = 63-66)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1887
First Publication. 1908
Dedication A la Société Philharmonique de Londres
Average DurationAvg. Duration 26 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra (piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bassoons, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, side drum, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum, harp(s), strings)
Discography All Music Guide

Misc. Comments

Possibly inspired by Goethe's Faust...

There is at least one commercial recording of this symphonic poem (on Dutton, coupled with the composer's first symphony and his violin concerto.)