Psalm 13, S.13 (Liszt, Franz)



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Language English
Translator John Troutbeck (1832-1899), English text
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, n.d.(ca.1906). Plate 18450.
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General Information

Work Title Psalm 13
Alternative. Title Der 13.Psalm (Herr, wie lange willst du meiner so gar vergessen)
Composer Liszt, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. S.13/1; LW.I3a (1st version)
S.13/2; LW.I3b (2nd version)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFL 309
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1855–58 (1st version)
1859–63 (2nd version)
First Performance. 1855-12-06 in Berlin (1st version)
1864-08-22 in Karlsruhe (2nd version)
First Publication. 1864 (2nd version)
Librettist German version by Martin Luther after Psalm XIII
Language German
Dedication Peter Cornelius (2nd version)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 24 minutes (2nd version?)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor voices (1st version) or solo Tenor voice (2nd version) + mixed chorus + orchestra (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings)
External Links The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive
MPH Preface by Bradford Robinson, 2008

Misc. Comments

Version History

  • Composed for 3 solo voices (soprano, mezzo, tenor), mixed chorus and orchestra, 1855–58 (= 1st version, S.13/1)
Version not published[?]
  • Revised for tenor voice, mixed chorus and orchestra, 1859–62 (= 2nd version, S.13/2) (see discussion section?)
Published 1864 by C.F. Kahnt (Leipzig)
  • Arranged for tenor voice, mixed chorus and organ, 1866 (= S.13/2a)
Published 1878 by Schuberth (Leipzig)