Schreker: Das Chorwerk by Franz Schreker (1878-1934). Edited by Iris Pfeiffer / Christopher Hailey. This edition: Paperbound. Sacred, Motets, Psalms, German, Secular Choral Music; Occasions: Mourning, Death. Collection. 176 pages. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.410300).
ISBN M-007-09349-5. Sacred, Motets, Psalms, German, Secular Choral Music; Occasions: Mourning, Death.
Franz Schreker had a long and close association with choral music. As founder and director of Vienna's Philharmonic Chorus he led world premieres and first performances of works by contemporary composers. It is surprising, therefore, that Schreker wrote relatively few independent choral works; only three of these works (with various scorings) were published in his lifetime. Now, for the first time this critical edition, prepared by Christopher Hailey, director of the Franz Schreker Foundation, makes available a body of works that sheds new light on Schreker's musical evolution and, in its own right, constitutes a notable addition to twentieth-century choral literature.