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Light of the World The Light of the World

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Music

Arthur Sullivan (born London, 13 May 1842; died London, 22 November 1900)

Text

Composer and George Grove

Source

New Testament

 

Premieres

First Performance: Birmingham (Town Hall), 27 August 1873.

First Performance in Scotland : Dundee (Kinnaird Hall), 29 December 1875.

 

Background

Sullivan's oratorio The Light of the World was inspired by William Holman Hunt's painting of that name - one of the most popular works of the Pre-Raphaelite school, completed in 1853.

The Cast

Alto
 
Baritone
 
Bass
 
Soprano
 
Tenor
 

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