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Max Reger

Born: 1873. Died: 1916. Lived in: Germany

The celebrated German composer Reger (Johann Baptist Joseph) Max(imilian) Reger, was the son of a school-teacher and amateur musician, who gave him instruction on the piano organ, and various string instruments. In 1874 the family moved to Weiden, where he studied organ and theory with Adalbert Lindner. He then attended the teacher-training college; after visiting the Bayreuth Festival in 1888, he decided on a career in music. He went to Sondershausen to study with Riemann in 1890, and continued as his pupil in Wiesbaden (1890-1893).

From 1890 to 1896, Max Reger was active as a teacher of piano, organ, and theory. Following military service, he returned to Weiden in 1898 and wrote a number of his finest works for organ. He went to Munich in 1901, first gaining general recognition as a pianist and later as a composer; was professor of counterpoint at the Konigliche Akademie der Tonkunst (1905-1906). Prominent compositions from this period included the Piano Quintet, op. 64 (1901-1902), the Violin Sonata, op. 72 (1903), the String Quartet op. 74 (1903-1904), the Variationen und Fuge uber ein Thema von J.S. Bach for Piano, op. 81 (1904), and the Sinfonietta, op. 90 (1904-1905). He went to Leipzig as music director of the University (1907-1908) and as professor of composition at the Conservatory (from 1907).

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Max Reger : Sacred Songs for Mixed Voices : SATB : Songbook : 98-EP3984

Max Reger : Sacred Songs for Mixed Voices

8 Sacred Songs for a cappella mixed choir (4-8 voices)

Songlist: Der Mensch lebt und bestehet nur eine kleine Zeit, Morgengesang "Du hoechstes Licht", Die Nacht ist kommen, d'rin wir ruhen sollen, Unser lieben Frauen Traum, In Gottes Namen fahren wir, Das Agnus Dei "O Lamm Gottes, Mit Gottes Hilfe sei unser Fahrt, Wir glauben an einen Gott

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Voicing: SATB | 5687b | Songbook | $13.95 | A Cappella


Max Reger : Three Songs for Women's Choir : SSAA : Songbook : 48013875

Max Reger : Three Songs for Women's Choir

Here are three compositions for female voices by the great German composers. Challenging and rewarding.

Songlist: Im Himmelreich ein Haus steht (In Heaven Doth a House Rise), Abendgang in Lenz (Evening Walk in Spring), Er ist's ('tis Spring).

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Voicing: SSAA | 7432b | Songbook | $7.95 | A Cappella


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Maria Wiegenlied : SSA : Niall Kinsella : Songbook : 48024465 : 888680871703

Niall Kinsella : Maria Wiegenlied

This song by Max Reger originally appeared as a solo song for voice and piano. In this arrangement, the melody appears in all vocal lines creating interest for all of the singers. The lilting melody creates a feeling of a Pastoral.

Arranger: Niall Kinsella

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48024465


The Virgin's Slumber Song : SATB : Richard Proulx : Sheet Music : GIA6467 : 785147646709

Richard Proulx : The Virgin's Slumber Song

Based on the chant "Resonet in laudibus", which is included in the edition as an option for preceding the Reger piece with its interesting harmonic twists. A gentle 6/8 Christmas lullaby. Accompaniment is for Harp or Piano. Organ and cello parts are optional

Arranger: Richard Proulx

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.20 | Organ |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| GIA6467


The Virgin's Slumber Song : SATB : John Leavitt : Sheet Music : 08747135 : 884088148102

John Leavitt : The Virgin's Slumber Song

Gentle rocking rhythms and expressive vocal lines enhance the richness of the music in this setting of the Reger art song by John Leavitt. German or English lyrics.Available separately: SATB, SA, Instrumental ePak (score and parts for Flute 1 & 2, Oboe, Clarinet 1 & 2, Bassoon, Percussion 1 & 2, Harp, Violin 1 & 2, Viola, Cello and Bass) and ChoirTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:00

Arranger: John Leavitt | Country: Germany

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747135 | Choirtrax CD Available

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