Wir Bauen eine Stadt (Hindemith, Paul)

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Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

Suite (1931)

For Piano solo (Hindemith)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.2200, 1931. Plate 32878.
Misc. Notes Text by Robert Seitz (1891-1938) on pages 10-11
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General Information

Work Title Wir Bauen eine Stadt: Children's play, for voices, melody instruments and percussion
Alternative. Title "Spiel für Kinder"; Klavierstücke für Kinder von Paul Hindemith
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's see below
  • Piano Suite
  1. Marsch
  2. Lied: Wir bauen eine neue Stadt
  3. Musikstück: Man zeigt neu ankommenden Leuten die Stadt
  4. Lied: Ich bin ein Schaffner
  5. Man spielt "Besuch"
  6. Die Diebe kommen in der Nacht
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1930 March, Berlin (Full Score)
1930 or 31 (Piano Suite)
First Performance. 1930-06-21 in Berlin, im Rahmen der Festspiele „Neue Musik Berlin 1930“
Kinder aus Berlin Schulen, Festspiele ensemble, Alexander Curth (conductor)
First Publication. 1930-06-04 (Full Score)
1931 (Piano Suite)
Librettist Robert Seitz (1891-1938)
Language German
Dedication Für Olga Streicher
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10-25 minutes (complete)
5 minutes (Piano Suite)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Voices, melody instruments, percussion (complete)
Voices: (high / medium / low), Tambourine or the Triangle, wood block drum
bass drum, other easy-to-use drums

Piano solo (Piano Suite)

External Links Hindemith Foundation (complete)
Hindemith Foundation (Piano Suite)

Misc. Comments

  • Hindemith arranged six pieces for for easy piano in 1930 or 1931 (See Piano Suite above). According to Else Thalheimer-Lewertoff, Hindemith subsequently composed an interlude for the two composed an interlude for a two-act performance of the work (with new text by S. B. Lewertoff, resetting the work in Palestine) by the Jüdischer Kulturbund in Cologne in the mid-1930s.
  • Piano Suite: Arranged by Hindemith from the stage work.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide