Suter, Hermann


Suter, Hermann

Le Laudi di San Francesco d’Assisi (Cantico delle Creature) Op. 25 for soli, choir and orchestra (Vocal Score)

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Hermann Suter

Le Laudi di San Francesco d’Assisi (Cantico delle Creature), Opus 25 (1923-24)

(b. Kaiserstuhl (Aargau), 28 April 1870 — d. Basel, 22 June 1926)

Introduzione e No. I (Tenore solo, Coro e Voci di ragazzi)
‚Altissimo’. Largamente (p. 5) – Allegro cominciando (p. 8) – Con brio (p. 12) – Il tempo doppio più lento, ma sempre con brio (p. 27)
No. II (Quattro voci sole e Coro). In modo dorico
Andante tranquillo (p. 30)
No. III (Coro e Soli). Fuga
Energico, non troppo allegro (p. 66) – Poco a poco animato (p. 81) – Il doppio più lento (p. 87) – Tranquillo (p. 90) – Animato (p. 91) – Un poco pesante (p. 95) –
Poco a poco animato (p. 105) – Più tranquillo (p. 108)
No. IV (Quartetto) Amabile, tranquillo (p. 110)
No. V (Coro). Passacaglia
Con vigore (p. 122) – Tranquillo (p. 140) – Animato (p. 145)
No. VI (Alto solo)
Adagio, ma non troppo (p. 158) – Un poco più andante (p. 159) – Con brio (p. 162) – Tempo I – Più andante (p. 164) – Tempo I (p. 166)
No. VII (Tenore solo e Coro di donne; Soprano solo e Coro a cappella) Andante soave (p. 167) – Tempo I un poco meno lento (p. 176)
No. VIII (Basso solo, Coro e e Voci di ragazzi)
Tempo do marcia funebre (p. 179) – Accelerando (p. 190) – Largamanet (p. 193) – Poco a poco agitato (p. 194) – Tempo I (p. 197)
No. IX (Voci di ragazzi, Coro e Soli)
Più largo – Larghissimo (p. 200) – Maestoso con allegria (p. 201) – Solenne – Accelerando (p. 204) –
Allegro, sempre accelerando (p. 205) – Presto (p. 208) – Ritenuto sin al fine (p. 209)


Hermann Suter, from the Swiss canton of Aargau, stands alongside Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957) as the most significant composer of his generation in German-speaking Switzerland and the successor to the great Hans Huber (1852-1921) as the leading composer in Basel. After receiving initial music instruction from his father, a teacher and organist, he moved with his family from Kaiserstuhl on the Rhine to Laufenberg, where he grew up while attending the Humanistic Grammar School in Basel. He was taught theory by Gustav Weber (1845-1887), studied with Alfred Glaus (1853-1919), and met Hans Huber, who left a lasting impression on him. In 1888 he enrolled at the conservatory in Stuttgart, where the institution’s co-founder and director, Immanuel Faisst (1823-1894), became his mentor. He then went on to Leipzig Conservatory, where he studied organ with Paul Homeyer (1853-1908) and composition with Carl Reinecke (1824-
1910), though he found himself at odds with the latter’s arch-conservative persuasion. On returning to Switzerland in …


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Score Data

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Repertoire Explorer


Choir/Voice & Orchestra


225 x 320 mm


Piano Reduction & Voice



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