The Hymn of Jesus, Op.37 (Holst, Gustav)




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Publisher. Info. London: Stainer & Bell, 1919. Plate S. & B. 2277a.
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Arranger Jane Joseph (1894-1929), piano reduction
Publisher. Info. London: Stainer & Bell, 1919. Plate S. & B. 2175.
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General Information

Work Title The Hymn of Jesus
Alternative. Title
Composer Holst, Gustav
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.37 ; H.140
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 16
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 sections
  1. Prelude. Senza misura - Lento
  2. The Hymn. Moderato maestoso (C major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1917
First Performance. 1920-03-25 in London, Queen's Hall
Gustav Holst (conductor)
First Publication. 1919
Librettist Apocryphal Acts of John, trans. Holst
Language English
Dedication To R.V.W. (Ralph Vaughan Williams.) Dedication above page 2 of vocal score.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 22 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 choirs, female semichorus
3 flutes, 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones
timpani, side drum, bass drum, cymbals, tambourine, celesta, piano, organ, strings
Extra Information The two choirs are supposed to be spatially separated, but this is apparently not often observed.