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Felix Mendelssohn: Three Choral Songs

Song NameArrangerVoicing
The NightingalePeter AstonSATBPreview
The Woodland SingersPeter AstonSATBPreview
Song for the New YearPeter AstonSATBPreview

'The Nightingale (Die Nachtigall)' was composted on June 19, 1843 and published as No. 4 in Sechs Lieder, Op 59. Words by Johann Wolfgang von Goeth, based on a Greek folksong published in 'Chants populaires de la Grece moderne' with French translations by Claude Charles Fauriel accompanying the original texts. Goethe's version, published in 1827 is entitled 'Landlich, though Mendelssohn preferred the title given here. 'The Woodland Singers (Die Waldvogelein)' was composed on June 19, 1843 and published as No 4 in Sechs Lieder, Op 88. The author of the words, given simply as Scutz, is almost certainly heinrich Schutz who published a volume of 'Vermischte Gedichte' at Karlsruhe in 1841. 'Song for the New Year (Neujahrslied)' was composed on August 8, 1844 and published posthumously as No 1 in Sechs Lieder, Op 88. Words by Johann Peter Hebel (1760-1826). The original poem has five verses, of which Mendelssohn set only the first four.

Item code: 9306B | Sheet Music | $5.95 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | SATB | 27 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | Germany
Related: German Choral Music
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