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Schumann, Robert

Vom Pagen und der Königstochter Op. 140 for soli, choir and orchestra (after Emanuel Geibel) (Vocal Score)

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Schumann, Robert

Vom Pagen und der Königstochter Op. 140 for soli, choir and orchestra (after Emanuel Geibel) (Vocal Score)

Vom Pagen und der Königstochter, Opus 140, a setting of poetry «edited and arranged» from Emanuel Geibel by Schumann himself, is the third of four choral ballads written in 1851 and 1852. As such, it belongs to the last creative period of Schumann’s life, one which was focused almost exclusively on choral music. While most of the late choral pieces are essentially dramatic in nature, this final period also contains the two rare instances of explicitly liturgical, rather than more usual romantic secular poetical text sources: the Mass, Opus 147, and the Requiem, Opus 148, both from 1852. Schumann’s last dozen works continue the lifelong characteristic pattern of major outcroppings of groups of similar pieces.

Schumann’s orchestral output, excluding choral works, is small. Aside from the four completed symphonies, and small handful of concerted works, virtually all of Schumann’s orchestral focus falls to music with chorus, or opera. Schumann’s lifelong pursuit of viable opera subjects and projects produced several stand alone overtures (Julius Caesar, Hermann und Dorothea, Braut von Messilina) – but none of the intended operas for which they were conceived were ever completed, or written to any extent. Schumann was quick to grasp potential ideas, even to the extent of sketching out or completing studies for possible works «to follow» only to be distracted either by other, much more short range or short scoped projects, or by a certain impatience with the inability either to produce or acquire worthwhile dramatic material…

For more information on the piece:

Read the preface to the full score / das Vorwort zur Partitur lesen > HERE

Score No.

477b

Edition

Repertoire Explorer

Genre

Choir/Voice & Orchestra

Size

225 x 320 mm

Printing

Reprint

Specifics

Piano Reduction & Voice

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