Song of the Fates
by Johannes Brahms
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Orchestra SAATBB chorus, 2 Fl (Pic), 2 Ob, 2 Clt, 2 Fg, Cfg, 4 Cor, 2 Tr, 3 Trb, Tb, Timp, 2 Vl, Va, Vc, Cb - Grade 3

SKU: CA.1040011

Composed by Johannes Brahms. Edited by Rainer Boss. Composed 1882. Op. 89. Duration 12 minutes. Carus Verlag #1040011. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.1040011).

ISBN 9790007302986. Key: D minor. German/English. Text: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang.

The Three Fates, or Parcae, were the goddesses of fate in Greek-Roman mythology, and sang on themes of curse and fate. The Parzenlied in Goethe’s verse drama “Iphigenie auf Tauris” is concerned with these themes and became the model for Johannes Brahms’s setting. His Gesang der Parzen (Song of the Fates) op. 89 describes in thrilling, eruptive sounds the fight to overcome the mythical curse through the purity of truthful, noble actions and the power of hope.

With a duration of around 12 minutes, the work can be combined with Brahms’s “German Requiem” in concert.