Lieder für Singkreise, Op.43 No.2 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.1451, 1927. Plate 31940.
Misc. Notes 600 dpi. Part of the "Sing und Spielmusik für Liebhaber und Musikfreunde" series. (= Das neue Werk, Vol.1)
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General Information

Work Title Lieder für Singkreise
Alternative. Title Vier Lieder zu drei Stimmen nach Gedichten von Platen
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.43 No.2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Ein jedes Band: Sehr ruhig, gedehnt und zart
II. O Herr, gib jedem seinen eigenen Tod:
Ganz langsam, ein wenig frei - Bewegter - Wie zuerst
III. Man weiß oft grade dann am meisten: Mäßig schnell, munter
IV. Was meinst du, Kunz, wie groß die Sonne sei?: Lebhaft
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1926
First Performance. 1927-07-17, Steinbruch bei Lichtenthal.
First Publication. 1927
Librettist August von Platen (1796-1835) (No.1)
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) (No.2)
Matthias Claudius (1740-1815) (No.3-4)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Mixed chorus
Nos.1-3: 3-Part mixed chorus (2 female voices, 1 male voice - [ex. SST, SAT])
No.4: 6-part Divided chorus (SSTSST) or (SATSAT)
Related Works Spielmusik, Op.43 No.1
External Links Hindemith Foundation

Misc. Comments

  • There was no collective title name originally (for "Op.43" only). The Lieder für Singkreise was written before the Spielmusik für Streicher, Flöten und Oboen, Op.43 No.1. Referred originially to as Op.42 in two of the composer's work lists, and corrected to Op.43 in one of the two.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide