Erlkönig, also called Erl-King. Song setting by Franz Schubert, written in 1815 and based on a 1782 poem of the same name by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. “Erlkönig” is considered by many to be one of the greatest ballads ever penned. The song was written for two performers, a singer and a pianist, and it packs a remarkable amount of tension and drama into a mere four minutes. Its effectiveness is doubly impressive because Schubert was only 18 years old when he composed it.
choir composed by Franz Schubert. Arranged by S. Published by Banks Publications.
These four partsongs - Lebenslust, An die Sonne, Schicksalslenker and Der Tanz - are among the best of Franz Schubert’s little-known repertory for mixed voices with piano accompaniment. The Choral Programme Series is now a well-esatablished programming tool for many choirs as it offers a wealth of fresh material from many eras and in many styles. Also offering great value for money as each volume in the series provides up to forty minutes of music.
The Lord is my shepherd. For two sopranos, two contraltos and piano, is here sung in English by boys voices with organ accompaniment. The original was intended for the pupils of Anna Fröhlich, a young teacher of singing at the Vienna Conservatorium who, with her three equally charming sisters, had won Schubert’s heart.
Lilac Time is the British adaptation of Das Dreimäderlhaus (House of the Three Girls) a Viennese pastiche operetta with music by Franz Schubert, rearranged by Hungarian Heinrich Berté (1857–1924). In this new version of Lilac Time, the orchestration has been arranged to meet the requirements of modest or large orchestras.
Winter & Spring: songs from Schubert: arranged for mixed voices to form a choral song cycle / transcribed for mixed voices with accompaniment for orchestra or piano by Julius Harrison; (words translated by Percy Pinkerton).
The plot of this one-act opera resembles ‘Lysistrata’ by Aristophanes and deals with an effective women’s peace organisation. The Crusader husbands, commanded by Count Heribert von Ludenstein, are dissuaded from continually waging war by their wives, led by the Countess. They simply deny their husbands all ‘matrimonial rights’. The work lasts an hour and twenty minutes.