The May Queen, Op.39 (Bennett, William Sterndale)

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Publisher Info.:

London: Novello & Co., n.d.(ca.1890). Plate 8115.


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General Information

Work Title The May Queen
Alternative Title A Pastoral
Composer Bennett, William Sterndale
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.39
Movements/Sections 11 (Overture, 10 Sections)
Year/Date of Composition 1858 ca.?
First Publication 1861
Librettist Henry Fothergill Chorley (1808-1872)
Language English
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation SATB soloists, chorus and Orchestra

Misc. Comments

Orchestration of overture according to vocal score: flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones, timpani, strings.

Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1861), p.73 (full score, published by Kistner (with translation by Sophie Klingmann; this version - or rather a contemporary ms copy?- is available online from Hathitrust. Given Op.39.) Usually described as a cantata.

Libretto has been digitized by BSB. - Schissel

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