3 Männerchöre, Op.54 (Speidel, Wilhelm)
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2. Forest Dawn / Waldmorgen (F major, Andantino con moto) (Preview)
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Louisa T. Cragin (1837–1886) (spelled as Craigin), English "version".
Boston: Carl Prüfer, 1882. Plate C.P. 452.
Can't tell without some German-language copy of the original whether Cragin's text is a close or free translation. (Es is so still die Maiennacht / The lovely night is calm and still are the two contrasting first lines, so not the same exactly but pretty close?)
|Work Title||3 Männerchöre|
|First Publication||1876 – Hamburg: Pohle|
|Librettist||No.2: Franz Alfred Muth (1839–1890)|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||Men's chorus, with bass solo in nos. 2 and 3|
The end of no.2 suggests a sacred purpose and resolves into a lengthy sort of Amen (at least as translated by Cragin- I am guessing that it is similar in Speidel's original) but am not certain that this is enough to categorize it as a sacred chorus, as most of the brief work and poem does not seem to carry such connotations.