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Die geistliche Chormusik a cappella

By Heinrich von Herzogenberg

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Composed by Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900). Edited by Konrad Klek. This edition: Paperbound. Hymns by Martin Luther: Mitten wir im Leben sind. German title: Die Geistl. Chormusik A Cappella. Sacred vocal music, motets, psalm, German, Advent, Epiphanias, Lent and Passiontide, Christmas, Psalms. Score. 240 pages. Carus Verlag #CV 04.106/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.410600).

Item Number: CA.410600

ISBN M-007-09663-2.

Following the complete collection of Heinrich von Herzogenberg's secular choral music (winner of the Music Edition Prize 2011), Carus has published Volume 2, the complete sacred a cappella choral works. The editor is once again Konrad Klek, who describes in detail the circumstances surrounding the composition of these works. In addition to the five cycles of "Liturgische Gesange" for various services during the church year, the original liturgical integration of the choral music is explained in detail. The four to eight-voice motet "Mitten wir im Leben sind" from 1881, composed in reaction to a catastrophic fire, is a first edition from the manuscript. Of the nine additional motets, until now two were not available: a festive five-part motet for Pentecost and the great double chorus for the silver anniversary of Mendelssohn's daughter, Lili Wach. Smaller choral settings for specific occasions (e.g., weddings) round out the picture. The "Begrabnis-Gesang" (funeral lament) for tenor solo and men's choir at the end of this volume, with his own words as well as music, is a very personal offering by the composer to the widow of his deceased friend, Philipp Spitta. All the works are also available in separate editions.

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