Begräbnisgesang, Op.13 (Brahms, Johannes)

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General Information

Work Title Begräbnisgesang
Alternative. Title "Nun lasst uns den Leib begraben" (Funeral Hymn)
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.13
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 8
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Tempo di Marcia funebre (106 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1858-59
First Performance. 1859-12-02 in Hamburg, Wörmerscher Saal
Hamburger Frauenchor (plus male chorus), Johannes Brahms (conductor)
First Publication. 1860 or 1861 - Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann, Plate 167
Librettist Michael Weisse (ca.1488–1534)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 7 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation mixed chorus (SATBB), wind ensemble
2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 horns, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani
External Links All Music Guide
The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive
KDH Listening Guide
Extra Information Brahms prepared the piano reduction at about the same time as the score. The orchestration was completed by March 1859 (letter to Clara Schumann).

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