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By Hans-Juergen von Bose

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SATB choir - Grade 5
Composed by Hans-Juergen von Bose (1953-). This edition: SKR 20016; Saddle-stitch. Choral Music. Schott Chamber Choir. Score. With Text language: German. Composed 1986. Duration 10 minutes. Published by Schott Music (SD.49041787).

Item Number: SD.49041787

ISBN 9790001101486.

The composer set the pensive, lamenting poem by Andreas Gryphius to music as a demanding choral work. The text is musically reinterpreted by means of varied tone colours and through an emphatic interpretation of the words. Initially homophonic, the texture of the setting becomes polyphonic over the course of the piece; the number of parts varies between four and nineteen canonically treated parts. Solo passages round off the 'Karfreitags-Sonett' [Good Friday Sonnet] which was commissioned by the Bavarian Radio and premiered in Nuremberg in 1986.

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