Abendständchen, Op. 42, No. 1 (Johannes Brahms)

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  • CPDL #23589:     
Editor: Robert Urmann (submitted 2011-05-21).   Score information: Executive, 4 pages, 204 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: includes optional piano accompaniment; see Drei Gesänge, Op. 42 for a complete edition
  • CPDL #00051:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 1999-07-07).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 89 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Abendständchen, Op. 42, No. 1
Work: Drei Gesänge, Op. 42
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Lyricist: Clemens Brentanocreate page

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella, with optional piano accompaniment

Published: 1868 (?); Bremen: Aug. Fr. Cranz

Description: composed between October 1859 and June 1861, Detmold and Hamburg; first proven performance: April 17th 1864, Vienna, under his own direction

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Original text and translations

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Hör’, es klagt die Flöte wieder,
und die kühlen Brunnen rauschen,
golden weh’n die Töne nieder,
stille, laß uns lauschen!

Holdes Bitten, mild Verlangen,
wie es süß zum Herzen spricht!
durch die Nacht, die mich umfangen,
blickt zu mir der Töne Licht.