Kantate II, Op.31 (Webern, Anton)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1941-43.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Submission Project.
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Language German
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1956. Plate U.E. 12486.
Misc. Notes Duplex scan has some pages with whiteout present, making some lines and notes of the instruments hard to read. Duplex scan was not my scan, I found it on a different website. The improved scan is another copy I found from a library that I scanned myself. -Sallen112
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Language German
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1951. Plate U.E. 11885.
Misc. Notes English translation (1955 copyright claim) removed.
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General Information

Work Title Zweite Kantate für Sopran Solo, Baß Solo, Gemischter Chor und Orchester
Alternative. Title
Composer Webern, Anton
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.31
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAW 12
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Schweigt auch die Welt
  2. Sehr tief verhalten innerst Leben
  3. Schöpfen aus brunnen des Himmels
  4. Leichte Brüde der Bäume
  5. Feindselig ist das Wort
  6. Gelockert aus dem Schosse
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1941-43
First Publication. 1951
Copyright Information Scores with the English translation by Eric Smith (1931-2004) cannot be uploaded here.
Librettist Hildegard Jone (1891-1963)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 16 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation soprano, baritone, mixed chorus (SATB), orchestra
piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet,
bass clarinet, alto saxophone, bassoon,
horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba,
bells, glockenspiel, celesta, harp, strings
External Links Wikipedia article (Finnish)

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It's possible that all these cantata vocal scores will have to be taken down entirely: I think it may turn out on investigation that "Eric Smith" was Erik Georg Sebastian Smith/Schmidt-Isserstedt (1931-2004), and if so, he died much too recently for these to be PD-CA translations, I'd think! - Schissel

If the translations are removed from the scans, it should be fine. I don't imagine they're done much in translation anyway. But it is annoying. Carolus