3 Songs, Op.42 (Brahms, Johannes)




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Performers Ensemberlino Vocale / Ulrich Kaiser (conductor)
Publisher Info. Ulrich Kaiser
Misc. Notes Recorded 1992-1994, Berlin
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Bremen: Aug. Fr. Cranz., n.d.[1872]. Plate 600–602.
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Editor Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857-1929)
Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 21:
Mehrstimmige Gesänge ohne Begleitung
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 115.
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Language English
Translator Joseph Powell Metcalfe (1824-ca.1900), English text
Publisher. Info. Novello's Part-Song Book, No.523.
London: Novello & Co., n.d.(ca.1885).
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General Information

Work Title 3 Songs
Alternative. Title 3 Gesänge für 6St. Chör a cappella
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.42
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 pieces
  1. Abendständchen
    Langsam (G major)
  2. Vineta
    Con moto (B major)
  3. Darthulas Grabesgesang
    Moderato, ma non troppo (G minor)
Text Incipit 1. Hör, es klagt die Flöte wieder
2. Aus des Meeres tiefem Grunde
3. Mädchen von Kola, du schläfst!
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1859–61
First Performance. 1864-04-17 in Vienna (No.1)
1874-02-01 in Munich (No.3)
First Publication. 1872
Librettist see listing
  1. Clemens Brentano (1778–1842)
  2. Wilhelm Müller (1794–1827)
  3. James Macpherson (1736–1796) [as "Ossian"]
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Chorus (SAATBB)
External Links KDH Listening Guide

Misc. Comments

Piano part a rehearsal part (and not mentioned (a cappella)in title of first edition.)? Not tagging with.

Version History

  • Composed for 6-part mixed chorus with optional piano accompaniment, 1859–61 (no.1 composed 1859)
  • No.2 was arranged for 4-part female chorus, ca.1862 (this version was first published in 1938)

See e.g. The Songs of Johannes Brahms for some further information.