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Gesang der Parzen, Op. 89

By Johannes Brahms

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Choir and piano SATB Choir, Piano
Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Edited by Eusebius Mandyczewski. This edition: Paperback. Secular Cantata, Transcriptions, Original Works, Choral. Romantic Period; German. Vocal Score. Text Language: German, English. Composed 1882. 24 pages. Duration 20 minutes. Published by Serenissima (SA.Z2579).

Item Number: SA.Z2579
ISBN 9781932419498. With Text Language: German, English. Romantic Period; German. 6.69 x 9.61 inches.

Brahms enriched the genre of chorus and orchestra with two impressive works from the early 1880s: In 1881, he set a text to Schiller's Nanie (Op. 82, four-part chorus and orchestra) and the next year (1882) he set Goethe's Song of the Fates (Op. 89, six-part chorus and orchestra). Goethe's text for Gesang der Parzen (Song of the Fates), Op. 89 explores the concept of fate as it relates to mankind. The text admonishes us to "Fear the Gods! They hold the power In eternal hands And can use it As they please." Brahms' setting portrays the contrast between the capriciousness of the Fates and the uncertainty of mortals in a variety of ways. Unabridged digitally enhanced reprint of the composer's own vocal score that was issued by Breitkopf and Hartel in the early 20th century.

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