The Promised Land, Op.140 (Saint-Saëns, Camille)

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Editor First edition (in reduction)
Language English
Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., 1913. Plate 13839.
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General Information

Work Title The Promised Land
Alternative. Title La terre promise : oratorio en trois parties pour soli, chœur, et orchestre : (op. 140)
Composer Saint-Saëns, Camille
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.140
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICS 185
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2(3?) parts, 14 numbers
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1913 February 15
First Performance. 1913 September 11, Gloucester, Three Choirs Festival
First Publication. 1913
Librettist Hermann Klein (1856-1934)
Language English
Dedication Her Majesty Queen Alexandra
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, chorus, orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
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Misc. Comments

Begun in 1887, shelved when the commissioning authority would not pledge in advance to performance of a work of unknown size by a composer not much known in Britain (presumably), and revised and completed in 1913.

Versions in French and German were also prepared a few years later.

The most recent publications (1985) say "double chorus" rather than choir.