Sir Richard Rodney Bennett: Epithalamion

  • for mixed choir and orchestra
  • 3 2 2 2 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(3), hp, pno, str
  • Duration: 23’
  • Instrumentation details:
    piccolo
    1st flute
    2nd flute
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe (+c.a)
    1st clarinet in Bb
    2nd clarinet in Bb (+bass cl(Bb))
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    1st trumpet in Bb
    2nd trumpet in Bb
    3rd trumpet in Bb
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    tuba
    timpani
    percussion(3)
    harp
    piano (+cel)
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
  • Text author: Robert Herrick
  • Original language: English
  • Translator: Ernst Hartmann
  • Commission: Commissioned for the Leeds Triennial Festival 1967

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