Miserere in Bb minor
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Chorus (with soloists) and piano (solos: SSATB - choir: SSATB - 0.0.2.2. - 0.2.3.0. - timp - str - bc)

SKU: BR.EB-6656

Composed by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Edited by Winfried Radeke. Arranged by Winfried Radeke. Choir; stapled. Edition Breitkopf. With its rich contrasts, E. T. A. Hoffmann's Miserere is like a bridge thrown between the musical idiom of his time and the style of the Palestrina school, which Hoffmann so admired. Classical period. Piano/Vocal Score. 48 pages. Duration 45'. Breitkopf and Haertel #EB 6656. Published by Breitkopf and Haertel (BR.EB-6656).

ISBN 9790004168622. 9 x 12 inches.

Written in 1809, E. T. A. Hoffmanns Miserere remained unprinted and unperformed during the composers lifetime. With its rich contrasts, the work is like a bridge thrown between the musical idiom of his time and the style of the Palestrina school, which Hoffmann so admired. There are a few short five-part a cappella passages that resemble the Palestrina style. Overall, however, the small-segmented structure of the work is definitely noteworthy. None of the twelve movements lasts longer than five minutes. Diary entries confirm the composers inner tension. On 16 January 1809, for example, Hoffmann while working on this piece writes: rather unhealthy state, more like a romantic-religious feeling.

With its rich contrasts, E. T. A. Hoffmann's Miserere is like a bridge thrown between the musical idiom of his time and the style of the Palestrina school, which Hoffmann so admired.