Organ Sonata No.3 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3736, 1940. Plate 36470.
Misc. Notes Edition number: see e.g. WorldCat, also
Second edition.
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General Information

Work Title Organ Sonata No.3
Alternative. Title "über alte Volkslieder", "On Old Folksongs"
Composer Hindemith, Paul
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 109
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Ach Gott, wem soll ich's klagen
  2. Wach auf, mein Hort
  3. So wunsch ich ihr
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1940
First Performance. 1940-07-31 at Tanglewood in Massachusetts
E. Power Biggs (organ)
First Publication. 1940 – Mainz: Schott
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1968 (R426704)

In the USA, This item is not in the public domain because it was renewed 28 years after first publication with a proper notice or it was "restored" to copyright status via a Notice of Intent to Enforce (NIE) under the provisions of the GATT/TRIPS amendments. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 2036.

Dedication Franz Bozyan in friendship
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation organ
External Links Hindemith Foundation
All Music Guide

Misc. Comments

  • Premiere mentioned in "Selected Letters of Paul Hindemith", p.164 (and of course at
  • Subtitled "über alte Volkslieder" in German edition."
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide