Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Op.109 (Brahms, Johannes)

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Publisher Info. Fritz Brodersen
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Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. Perhaps it would be sensible where the composer notates a full ending to the first piece and a double bar to insert a -rest- in the MIDI, or some such, instead of going attacca into the second. Thumbs down for that.
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Editor Otis Bardwell Boise (1844–1912)
Language German / English
Translator Virginia Woods Morgan (fl.1866–fl.1900) (Mrs. John P. Morgan), English text
Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, 1890. Plate 9294.
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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. 114.
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Misc. Notes Contains a rehearsal piano part.
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I provide the original scanned version and the filtered, because the filter does some changes (smoothening, sharpening borders) and some portions of the scan get lost sometimes (when they are too small e.g.) - so you can choose your favorite. You may ask me for a manually cleaned version.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d. Plate Ch. B. 2663 s.
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PMLP52904-Brahms, Johannes, Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Op.109, Sopranos.pdf

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Unsere Väter hofften auf dich (No.1)

For 2 Oboes, 4 English Horns and 2 Bassoons

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Notenschreiber (2007/8/22)

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General Information

Work Title Fest- und Gedenksprüche
Alternative. Title
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.109
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 pieces
  1. Unsere Väter hofften auf dich. Feierlich bewegt (F major)
  2. Wenn ein starker Gewappneter. Lebhaft und entschlossen (C major)
  3. Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk. Froh bewegt (F major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1888–89?
First Performance. 1889-09-09, Hamburg
First Publication. 1890 (February)
Librettist Martin Luther (1483–1546), from the Bible
Language German
Dedication Dr. Carl Petersen in Hamburg
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Choruses (SATB) + Piano (ad lib.)
External Links The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

Misc. Comments

Brahms lists the piano part as "Nur zur etwaigen Aushülfe beim Einstudien" -- "To be used only to facilitate the study of the work" (for rehearsal only).

The genesis of this work is discussed in Beller-McKenna (2004), Brahms and the German Spirit, Cambridge University Press (especially the chapter "National Prayers in the Fest- und Gedenksprüche", pp.133–164 (judging from Google Preview).) The author gives a date of ca.1889 for composition but believes planning for the work did begin in 1888. (Which makes sense; Brahms' works were often the result of much "pre-composition" (to quote a teacher in a Brahms chamber music seminar...)) (not meant as a response to the above, just distinguishing my comment - sorry, indentation ambiguous ) - Schissel
Described as "motets" on Harmonia Mundi and on Naxos (but not on the original score?)