The Cœlestial Sphere (Whittaker, William Gillies)

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Publisher. Info. London: Oxford University Press, n.d. (ca.1920).
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Work Title The Cœlestial Sphere
Alternative. Title
Composer Whittaker, William Gillies
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWW 2
First Publication. 1900?
Librettist William Habington (1605-1654)
Language English
Dedication Madam Katie MacMahon
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Mixed chorus (SATB) and Orchestra (2 flutes (one doubling piccolo), 1 oboe, 1 english horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
1 contrabassoon (optional), 3 trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones, 1 bass tuba, tympani (3), optional percussion
(bass drum, cymbals, gong, triangle), strings), but also see below, comments.

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The composer gives 3 instrumentations, the full one above being designated A and which is the original. For small choirs, the composer gives two other options for accompaniment: B) strings, piano, and 3 optional tympani, and C) 2 pianos and 3 optional tympani.