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vergehn wie Rauch

vergehn wie Rauch

Mixed choir (SSAATTBB) and optional brass quartet based on texts by German Baroque poets


  • Instrumentation: mixed choir (SSAATTBB), trumpet in Bb, horn in F, trombone and tuba
  • Edition: score, score = choral score
  • Language: German
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Description
The acerbic and bizarre opulence of Baroque lyrical poetry sets the tone for <em><strong>vergehn wie Rauch</strong></em> (vanish like smoke). The interlinked themes running through the poems, expressed with similar linguistic devices, enables the interlacing of the various texts. The choral timbre remains ’intact’ in the traditional sense of the term. An absence of spectacular effects focuses the attention on the fine-tuned differentiation in harmony, dynamics, vocal coupling and the textual structure in the individual vocal parts. The optional brass ensemble blends almost throughout with the choral texture: this enables <em><strong>vergehn wie Rauch</strong></em> to be performed a capella according to both the modern and original meanings of the term. <em>Benjamin Schweitzer</em>
Details
Auftragswerk : Ein Kompositionsauftrag des RIAS Kammerchores, ein Ensemble der Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin
Content text: I Hofmannswaldau I (ruhig fließend)
II Gryphius (zügig) · Interludium (senza tempo)
III Opitz (äußerst langsam)
IV Harsdörffer (mäßig bewegt)
V Brockes (leicht)
VI Hofmannswaldau II (fließend)
VII Logau (geschwind)
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 16'0"
Publisher: SCHOTT MUSIC GmbH & Co KG, Mainz (001)
Series: Schott Chamber Choir
Year of composition: 2010
page number: 72
Delivery rights: worldwide
The acerbic and bizarre opulence of Baroque lyrical poetry sets the tone for <em><strong>vergehn wie Rauch</strong></em> (vanish like smoke). The interlinked themes running through the poems, expressed with similar linguistic devices, enables the interlacing of the various texts. The choral timbre remains ’intact’ in the traditional sense of the term. An absence of spectacular effects focuses the attention on the fine-tuned differentiation in harmony, dynamics, vocal coupling and the textual structure in the individual vocal parts. The optional brass ensemble blends almost throughout with the choral texture: this enables <em><strong>vergehn wie Rauch</strong></em> to be performed a capella according to both the modern and original meanings of the term. <em>Benjamin Schweitzer</em>
Auftragswerk : Ein Kompositionsauftrag des RIAS Kammerchores, ein Ensemble der Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin
Content text: I Hofmannswaldau I (ruhig fließend)
II Gryphius (zügig) · Interludium (senza tempo)
III Opitz (äußerst langsam)
IV Harsdörffer (mäßig bewegt)
V Brockes (leicht)
VI Hofmannswaldau II (fließend)
VII Logau (geschwind)
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 16'0"
Publisher: SCHOTT MUSIC GmbH & Co KG, Mainz (001)
Series: Schott Chamber Choir
Year of composition: 2010
page number: 72
Delivery rights: worldwide
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