5 Songs on Old Text (Hindemith, Paul)

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Editor Kurt von Fischer (1913-2003)
Ludwig Finscher (1930-)
Alfred Rubeli (1927-)
Publisher. Info. Blonay: Hindemith-Stiftung, 1989.
Paul Hindemith: Sämtliche Werke, Band VII,5 (PHA 705):
Chorwerke a cappella
 (pp.198-209)

Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, 1989. Plate B.S.S. 45640.
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Editor Kurt von Fischer (1913-2003)
Ludwig Finscher (1930-)
Alfred Rubeli (1927-)
Publisher. Info. London: Schott & Co. Ltd., 1943.
Paul Hindemith: Sämtliche Werke, Band VII,5 (PHA 705):
Chorwerke a cappella
 (pp.17-34)

Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, 1989. Plate B.S.S. 45640.
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General Information

Work Title 5 Songs on Old Text
Alternative. Title Five Songs on Old Texts
For five-part chorus of mixed voices unaccompanied
Composer Hindemith, Paul
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 135
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 songs:
1. Wahre Liebe (True Love)
2. Frauenklage (Lady's Lament)
3. Vom Hausregiment (Of Household Rule)
4. Landsknechtstrinklied (Trooper's Drinking Song)
5. Art läßt nicht von Art (The Devil a Monk Would Be)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1937 (February-March) in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin (Nos.2-5)
1938-04-21 in Frankfurt am Main (No.1)
First Performance. 1937-04-10 in New York (Nos.2-5)
Motet Singers of the Dessoff Choirs, Paul Boepple (conductor)
First Publication. 1943 (published individually)
1989 (SW VII,5) (complete)
Librettist see below
  • German
1. Heinrich von Veldeke (ca.1150-ca.1184)
2. Burggraf zu Regensburg (12th Century?)
3. Martin Luther (1483-1546)
4. Anonymous
5. Spervogel (ca.1150-ca.1200)
  • English Translation
1. Arthur Mendel (1905-1979)
2. William Oliver Strunk (1901-1980)
3. William Oliver Strunk
4. William Oliver Strunk
5. William Oliver Strunk
Language German, translated into English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 8 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation mixed chorus (SSATB)
Related Works Closely resembles Lieder nach alten Texten, Op.33 (Nos.2-3, 6) from Nos.2, 4-5.
External Links Hindemith Foundation