The May Queen, Op.39 (Bennett, William Sterndale)
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|Work Title||The May Queen|
|Alternative Title||A Pastoral|
|Composer||Bennett, William Sterndale|
|Movements/Sections||11 (Overture, 10 Sections)|
|Year/Date of Composition||1858 ca.?|
|Librettist||Henry Fothergill Chorley (1808-1872)|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||SATB soloists, chorus and Orchestra|
Orchestration of overture according to vocal score: flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones, timpani, strings.
(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