The Tempest, Op.109 (Sibelius, Jean)

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Contents

Performances

Sheet Music

Scores

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Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, No.2738b, 1929. Plate 19419b.
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General Information

Work Title The Tempest
Alternative. Title Stormen
Composer Sibelius, Jean
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.109
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJS 116
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 36 (34 + 2 "bis") sections in 5 acts (34bis written in 1927) (Suites comprise 19 pieces.)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1925-26
First Performance. 1926 March 15
First Publication. 1929
Librettist William Shakespeare (translated)
Language Danish
Average DurationAvg. Duration 70 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices (5), chorus and Orchestra (3 flutes (2nd and 3rd double piccolos), 2 oboes, 3 clarinets in A (1st doubles an E-flat clarinet, 2nd doubles a B-flat clarinet, 3rd doubles a B-flat contrabass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B-flat, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (cymbals, bass drum, snare drum, castanets, triangle, military drum, glockenspiel, tambourine), harmonium, harp, strings)
External Links Wikipedia article
Sibelius.fi

Misc. Comments

Incidental music to the play by William Shakespeare (1564-1616). "vocalists, mixed-voice choir, harmonium and a large orchestra" according to Sibelius.fi. The published score (Hansen) uses Danish / English. (This section should be fixed if we have the language of Sibelius' original known for certain and not guesswork.) The 5 soloists appear in 9 specific numbers of the incidental music; the chorus only in 4 (4, 6, 7, and 10 - 3 of which, excepting 4, also feature Ariel.)

Average Duration of the full incidental music from the Hansen/Music Sales Classical score.