Das Tal des Espingo, Op.50 (Rheinberger, Josef Gabriel)

Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: E.W. Fritzsch, n.d. Plate EWF 165C.
Misc. Notes German text
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Arrangements and transcriptions

For Male Chorus and Piano (Cavallo)

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Arranger Johann Nepomuk Cavallo (1840-1917)
Editor Horatio Parker (1863-1919)
Language English
Translator Alice C. Jennings (1840-1923), English text
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1908. Plate 20810.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
This arrangement seems to be more than merely a vocal score of the original, since, according to Grove Music, there were originally 4 solo voices in addition to the male chorus, and there are no solo parts in this version.
  • see below. BTW Cavallo is better-known (see Wikipedia) for an arrangement of the ballad for piano duet (manuscript, 1869. Not chorus & duet, just duet. Again, see below for a Worldcat link containing a BSB link.)
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General Information

Work Title Das Tal des Espingo
Alternative. Title The Valley of the Espingo, A Ballad
Composer Rheinberger, Josef Gabriel
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.50
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJR 168
Key B-flat minor
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1869 (first version, a cappella and full score both date from 1869?)
First Publication. 1871 (Fritsch)
Librettist Paul Heyse (1830-1914)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10-15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 4 solo voices, male chorus (TTBB), orchestra; or male chorus a cappella

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The "Urfassung für Männerchor a cappella" of May 1869 ("Das Tal des Espingo op. 50 - BSB Mus.ms. 4528-2. Vierstimmiger Männerchor (TTBB)") was published in 2003. The full score was also completed in 1869 -see WorldCat. An arrangement for piano 4-hands of one of these two versions by Cavallo (or Cavallo Sr.? - note 1869!) dating also from 1869 is also at BSB - see WorldCat.