Der kleine Sandmann... Abends, will ich schlafen gehn (from the Opera Hansel und Gretel). Composed by Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921). Arranged by Jos van de Braak. For 2 Soprano voices, Mezzo Soprano voice and Concert Band. Grade 4. Full score. Duration 5:00. Published by Baton Music (BF.BM481-SCORE).
From its first performance, Engelbert Humperdinck's opera 'Hansel und Gretel' was a phenomenal succes, produces at over fifty theaters in its first year alone. This evergreen opera, based pon the Grimm Brothers fairy tale, continues to charm audiences young and old with its buoyant musical fantasy. This transcription is the second scene of the second act: In the forest, the children have eaten all the berries and are lost. The Sandman appears and, saying their evening prayers, they fall asleep surrounded by a vision of 14 guardian angels.