Night song (Josef Rheinberger)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-23)   CPDL #43719:     
Editor: Nikolaus Hold (submitted 2017-03-23).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Transposed to F major to make it easier to read (it is not an original anyway). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
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Editor: Christoph Lahme (submitted 2010-06-16).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 43 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: See also IMSLP

General Information

Title: Night Song
Composer: Josef Rheinberger
Lyricist: Adelaide Anne Procter

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1883 in Laus Deo: A Collection of Quartettes and Choruses for Church Service; 1881 Boston: J. M. Russell

Description: This is a sacred version of Rheinberger's 'Nachtgesang' (Liebesgarten, Op.80. No. 5). The Arranger is Irving Emerson (born 1842).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at The way is long and dreary.