10 Gesänge für gemischten Chor, Op.198 (Raff, Joachim)

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Schissel (2013/9/2)

Language English
Translator Nathan Haskell Dole (1852–1935), English text (newly written, not a translation of "Spring Celebration") (given attribution as "Nathan H. Dole."
Publisher. Info. Ditson & Co.’s Octavo Choruses. Mixed Voices. No.5. No.975.
Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1885.
Misc. Notes Identified only as J. Raff’s Op.198, not "No.1" etc.; while I could make some educated guesses, I must thank Mark Thomas for positively identifying which of the Op.198 choruses this is.
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General Information

Work Title 10 Gesänge für gemischten Chor
Alternative. Title 10 Songs for mixed chorus after texts by Alfred Muth
Composer Raff, Joachim
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.198
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJR 45
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 10 songs in 5 books/volumes.
  • Book 1
1. Frühlingsjubel (Allegro molto, D major)
2. Ave Maria (Larghetto, G major)
  • Book 2
3. Und dann nicht mehr (Larghetto, G minor)
4. Haidelieder I (Adagio, E major)
  • Book 3
5. Haidelieder II (Larghetto, A major)
6. Im Mondenglanz (Andante quasi Adagio, E major)
  • Book 4
7. Stilles Glück (Larghetto, A major)
8. Schneeglöckchen (Con moto, D major)
  • Book 5
9. Maitag (Andante con moto, B major)
10. Nachtgruß vom Rhein (Adagio, G major)
Text Incipit 10 lines:
  • "Frühling ist da"
  • "Die Abendglocken klingen"
  • "Der Rose Pracht hat ihren Tag"
  • "Die Haide ist voll Licht und Lust"
  • "Nacht voller Sterne, dunkel und lind"
  • "Im Mondenglanz die Berge flimmern" (?)
  • "Zarte Rose, still erblühte"
  • "Horch, liebliches Läuten"
  • "Die Zweige wieder schließen"
  • "Nun alle Wipfel schlaßen"
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1853–1863 in Wiesbaden
First Publication. 1875 – Leipzig: Robert Seitz
Librettist Franz Alfred Muth (1839–1890)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation A cappella mixed chorus