Abendgang im Lenz op. 111b Nr. 2 (Max Reger)

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  • (Posted 2016-02-05)   CPDL #38445:     
Editor: Alexander Reuter (submitted 2016-02-05).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on First Edition (Bote & Bock, Berlin 1909)

General Information

Title: Abendgang im Lenz op. 111b Nr. 2
Composer: Max Reger
Lyricist: Hedwig Kiesekamp

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAA
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1909

Description: Reger has set two different versions of three poems:

1. Im Himmelreich ein Haus steht (by Spervogel, modernized German by Will Vesper)

2. Abendgang im Lenz (by Ludwig Rafael, a pseudonym of Hedwig Kiesekamp)

3. Er ist's (by Eduard Möerike).

This is the one published as op. 111b for 4-part female choir (SSAA). The other, for 3-part female choir (SSA), is op. 111c.

External websites: http://imslp.org/wiki/Special:ImagefromIndex/113720

Original text and translations

German.png German text

Selig, selig durch die Fluren gehn, wenn der Tag verglüht.
leuchtend in des Abends Schein, weiß der Birnbaum blüht,
selig, selig durch die Fluren gehen!

Hoch in Wipfeln feierlich, süß die Drossel singt;
wie der ganze Frühlingstraum, ach, im Liede klingt!
Selig, selig durch die Flure gehen!