Vom ewigen Leben (Schreker, Franz)



Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Voice and Orchestra (Composer)

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Andrew S. Kohler (2013/1/23)

Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1928. Plate U.E. 8959.
Misc. Notes Instrumentation: Soprano and Large Orchestra: 2 Flutes (both also on Piccolo), 2 Oboes and English Horn (also 3rd Oboe), 2 Clarinets in A, Tenor saxophone (in both C and B♭, alternating on Alto and Soprano Saxophones), Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons - 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets (C), 3 Trombones - Timpani and Percussion Perc (5 or 6, depending on set up: Triangle, Suspended Chinese Cymbal, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Tambourine, Tam-tam, Antique Cymbals [each pitch is meant to produced by striking together a pair of the cymbals at that pitch; pitches written C5, D5, G♭5, and G5], Glockenspiel, Xylophone, 2 Bells [D4 and F♯4, “Stabglocken”/“Bar bells”], Tubular Bells: B♭4, A♭4, B3, E3) - Harp, Celesta, Harmonium (p. 16 composer specifies a Dominator-Harmonium from Schiedmayer) - Strings)
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General Information

Work Title Vom ewigen Leben
Alternative. Title Nach Gedichten von Walt Whitman
Composer Schreker, Franz
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFS 15
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2, played without break
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1923 (for soprano and piano); 1927 (orchestral version)
Librettist Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Language German
Dedication None
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Soprano + Piano

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This work was initially for soprano and piano (composed 1923); the orchestration dates from 1927.