The Bell, CG 282 (Gounod, Charles)

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Misc. Notes Edited from autograph manuscript BnF MS-22693
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Work Title The Bell
Alternative. Title
Composer Gounod, Charles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CG 282
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICG 200
Key D major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1872
Librettist Ingeborg Bröcher
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Voices: 2 mixed choruses (SATB/SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons
2 horns (D), 2 trumpets (D), timpani, bass drum, cymbal, triangle,
harp, strings (see below, Comments)
Primary Sources BnF

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Though BnF has an autograph manuscript that has the accompaniment as orchestral, Grove Music says the accompaniment was piano. BnF also says this was in a collection of 6 New Part Songs, second series, no.3. It is unknown whether the orchestral version pre-dates the collection, or even if that collection had piano accompaniment (though it probably did). Tagged for both for now, and subject to correction.