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Elegiac Song

By Ludwig van Beethoven

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Coro SATB, 2 Vl, Va, Vc - Level 2
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Uwe Wolf. Secular choral music. Full score. Op. 118. 12 pages. Duration 3 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 10.396/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.1039600).

Item Number: CA.1039600

ISBN 9790007240004. Key: E major. Language: German.

Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Elegiac Song in memory of Eleonore Pasqualati, the wife of his long-standing friend and patron Johann Baptist Freiherr von Pasqualati zu Osterberg, who died young. The short choral piece, alternating between quiet pain and drama and with a discreet string accompaniment, was published for the first time in 1826. In addition to the vocal and string parts, there is a piano part which can be used as an alternative to the strings. This piano part is used as the basis of the Carus vocal score. A performance with just chorus and piano is therefore possible - although not the original version, this was one which was widespread from the beginning.

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