Gaudeamus igitur, S71a (Liszt, Franz)

Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano solo (Liszt)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: J. Schuberth & Co., n.d.[1871]. Plate 4922.
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Publisher. Info. Neue Liszt-Ausgabe. Serie 1, Band 16 (pp.113-26)
Budapest: Editio Musica, 1982. Plate Z.8859.
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General Information

Work Title Gaudeamus igitur
Alternative. Title Humoreske
Composer Liszt, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. S71a
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFL 129
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1869–70
First Publication. 1871 – Leipzig: Schuberth
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation see below for comments regarding the voicing, but the orchestration is: 2 flutes, 2 oboes,
2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, percussion, strings

Navigation etc.

  • Grove Music lists this as a "Humoreske, Zur Feier des hundertjährigen Jubiläums der Akademischen Konzerte zu Jena 1870", for "solo vv ad lib, male/mixed chorus, orch".
  • Kalmus, on the other hand says "optional mx choir" and doesn't mention solo voices.
  • According to Ben Arnold, in The Liszt Companion (p.397), Liszt composed the song for "either mixed chorus or men's chorus, soloists, and orchestra . . . Liszt composed the work to include cuts and an alternate ending so that, in the event a chorus is not present, the piece could be performed with orchestra alone. Indeed, Gaudeamus igitur is primarily an orchestral piece with a choral section, rather than a work that centers around a chorus."