Gesänge des Orients, Op.77 (Strauss, Richard)

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Sheet Music


 Complete Score (CA)
#131716 - 1.51MB, 28 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/25/20

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Madcapellan (2011/10/2)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: F.E.C. Leuckart, 1929. n.p.


London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1964. Plate B. & H. 19215c


Public Domain - Non-PD US, Non-PD EU [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

600 dpi


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General Information

Work Title Gesänge des Orients
Alternative Title Songs of the Orient
Composer Strauss, Richard
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.77 ; TrV 257
Movements/Sections 5 songs
  1. Ihre Augen
  2. Schwung
  3. Liebesgeschenke
  4. Die Allmächtige
  5. Huldigung
Text Incipit see below
  1. Deine gewölbten Brauen, o Geliebte
  2. Gebt mir meinen Becher! Seht, er überstrahlt
  3. Ich pflückte eine kleine Pfirsichblüte
  4. Die höchste Macht der Erde sitzt auf keinem Thron
  5. Die Perlen meiner Seele
Year/Date of Composition 1928
Librettist Hans Bethge (1876–1946), after Ḥāfiẓ (1325/26–1389/90)
Language German
Dedication Elisabeth Schumann & Karl Alwin
Average Duration 16 minutes
Composer Time Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voice, piano
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