The Cloud Messenger, Op.30 (Holst, Gustav)

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1910.
Misc. Notes Beinecke Library, Yale University: Osborn Music MS.500
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Publisher. Info. Seth Butler, 2021.
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Editor First edition
Language English
Publisher. Info. London: Stainer & Bell, Ltd., 1912. Plate S. & B. 1284.
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Work Title The Cloud Messenger
Alternative. Title Ode for Chorus and Orchestra
Composer Holst, Gustav
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.30; H.111
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 7
First Performance. 1913-03-04 — London: London Choral Society, New Symphony Orchestra, Holst (conductor)
First Publication. 1912 – London: Stainer & Bell, Ltd.
Librettist Kālidāsa, as translated by Holst
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: alto, mixed chorus (SATB)
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, Bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, Contrabassoon
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones
timpani, tambourine, triangle, cymbals, bass drum, snare drum, glockenspiel, tam-tam
celesta, 2 harps, organ, strings
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