Gideon, Op.50 (Horsley, Charles Edward)
London: G. Rodwell, 1860.
with the overture arranged for piano 4-hands (the rest is soloists, chorus and piano).
|Alternative Title||A Sacred Lyrical Oratorio, in three Parts. Composed for the Glasgow Musical Festival, 1860.|
|Composer||Horsley, Charles Edward|
|Movements/Sections||3 parts, 35 sections total|
|Year/Date of Composition||by January 1860|
|First Publication||1860 by London: G. Rodwell|
|Librettist||Archer Gurney (1820–1887)|
|Dedication||Henry Albert Lambeth, dedicated on January 19 1860 with the sincere esteem and friendship of the composer|
|Instrumentation||6 voices, chorus, orchestra|
Voices represent Gideon, Ebed, Joash, Zillah, A Prophet, Prurah (servant of Gideon).
Micro-review in the Atheneum suggests that the music (the first edition? the music itself?) is not "correct"(noting that the music has been discussed at more length elsewhere in detail - I suspect they mean the first edition not corresponding to what was heard at the premiere? that is the edition in vocal score at NLA.)