|Composition Year||1918 September|
|Genre Categories||; ; ;; ; ;|
|Composer||Stanford, Charles Villiers|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.164|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||ICS 40|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1918 September|
|Librettist||Traditional (Bible: Luke 1: 46-55)|
|Dedication||To the memory of Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (Hubert Parry)|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||10 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||Double chorus (SSAATTBB) a capella|
Manuscript (copy) at the British Library (MS Mus. 920).
Finished while Parry was alive, in September 1918, but (From Dibble's notes to the Hyperion recording of this work):
"Unfortunately Parry died before the work was published the following year. As an indication of the composer’s regret, the piece bore the following inscription: ‘This work, which death prevented me from giving Charles Hubert Hastings Parry in life, I dedicate to his name in grief. C.V.S.'"