Ruth (Cowen, Frederic Hymen)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d.[1887]. Plate 8005.
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Work Title Ruth
Alternative. Title A Dramatic Oratorio
Composer Cowen, Frederic Hymen
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFC 34
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 scenes in 2 parts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1887
First Performance. 1887-09-08 — Worcester, Three Choirs Festival
First Publication. 1887 – London: Novello, Ewer & Co.
Librettist Biblical text selected and arranged by Joseph Bennett (1831–1911)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, 2 baritones + mixed chorus (SATB)

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Full orchestral score published by Novello, Ewer & Co., in March 1888. Autograph full score currently missing, presumed lost. (March 1888 date: see The Musical Times and Singing-class Circular, Volume 29, April 1, 1888 issue.)

1887 for vocal score (and parts): advertised as now ready in the September 1 1887 Musical Times Novello ad, page 520. (Interestingly, both this and Mackenzie's Jubilee Ode used Bennett's services... ntm Sullivan's Golden Legend, and the Novello-published primers of musical biography published 1887. Busy fellow.)