Gaudeamus igitur, S71a (Liszt, Franz)
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For Piano solo (Liszt)
Leipzig: J. Schuberth & Co., . Plate 4922.
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|Work Title||Gaudeamus igitur|
|Year/Date of Composition||1869–70|
|First Publication||1871 – Leipzig: Schuberth|
|Instrumentation||see below for comments regarding the voicing, but the orchestration is: 2 flutes, 2 oboes,|
2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, percussion, strings
- Grove Music lists this as a "Humoreske, Zur Feier des hundertjährigen Jubiläums der Akademischen Konzerte zu Jena 1870", for "solo vv ad lib, male/mixed chorus, orch".
- Kalmus, on the other hand says "optional mx choir" and doesn't mention solo voices.
- According to Ben Arnold, in The Liszt Companion (p.397), Liszt composed the song for "either mixed chorus or men's chorus, soloists, and orchestra . . . Liszt composed the work to include cuts and an alternate ending so that, in the event a chorus is not present, the piece could be performed with orchestra alone. Indeed, Gaudeamus igitur is primarily an orchestral piece with a choral section, rather than a work that centers around a chorus."