God is Our Refuge and Strength, Schleifer 79 (Gilchrist, William Wallace)
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New York: G. Schirmer, 1882. Plate 2877.
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|Work Title||God is Our Refuge and Strength|
|Alternative Title||The Forty Sixth Psalm|
|Composer||Gilchrist, William Wallace|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||Schleifer 79|
|Year/Date of Composition||1881-08-21|
|First Performance||1882-05-19 in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Music Hall|
Mrs. Osgood (soprano) ; Cincinnati Festival Orchestra ; Theodore Thomas (conductor)
|First Publication||1882 – New York: G. Schirmer|
|Librettist||traditional (Psalm 46)|
|Average Duration||35–45 minutes|
|Instrumentation||Soprano + mixed chorus (SATB), 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 4 trombones, timpani, strings|
|Extra Information||This was the prize composition of the Cincinnati Music Festival of 1882. Gilchrist's autograph manuscript score is in the collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Date of composition is taken from this manuscript.|