Choral Fugue (Spohr, Louis)

Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Organ (Best)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Rob Peters (2014/2/7)

Arranger William Thomas Best (1826–1897)
Publisher. Info. Arrangements from the Scores of the Great Masters, Vol.1 (pp.31-33)
London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d. Plate 2229.
Misc. Notes Carnegie Lib. of Pittsburgh
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General Information

Work Title Choral Fugue
Alternative. Title
Composer Spohr, Louis
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILS 5
Key C major
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation unknown; see below, Comments

Navigation etc.

  • This piece is probably part of one of Spohr's oratoria or masses. Fun puzzle figuring out where it comes from...
  • Spohr wrote a choral fugue in C Major, WoO85. Its formal title is Lasst uns Dankgesang erheben, and the subtitle is Choral Fugue (though that might be Spohr's or someone else's). Tagged as a fugue for now, with undetermined instrumentation. Hopefully, someone will upload the WoO85 sooner or later so this can be checked.
Interesting. Worldcat has this info on the work you mention: copy @ U Basel. HMB confirms the publishing date given by Basel (Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1838), p.138 (with a fuller description @ Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1839), p.138), Berlin: T. Trautwein, "Auswahl vorzüglicher Musik-Werke in gebundener Schreibart von Meistern alter und neuer Zeit. 9te Lieferung.")
"Lasst uns Dankgesang erheben" is also the name of the concluding fugal number of Spohr's D. Befreiung Deutschlands, according to his own (his and his wife's-s omething, I forget; he didn't write all of it, I know) "Autobiography". I wonder?... - ES