Composer SCHOENBERG, ARNOLD
Voicing/Instrument SATB MAJOR WORK
Publisher DOVER PUBLICATIONS
Vocal Score by Alban Berg. This ambitious work by one of the 20th century's great musical innovators calls for five solo voices, a speaker, three male choruses, and an eight-part mixed chorus. Schoenberg based his monumental achievement on a German translation of a poem by the Danish writer Jens Peter Jacobsen. This comprehensive edition features the original text of Songs of Gurre, as well as a German singing translation and a new English translation.