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Choruses with orchestral accompaniment



(August Graf von Platen) 1886-1889
Edited by Hans Jancik (1986)

for soli (S, T), mixed chorus (SATB) and orchestra


W 11/1: Full score 
ISMN 979-0-50025-049-4

W 11/1-KL: Vocal score
by Leopold Spitzer (1991)
ISMN 979-0-50025-114-9

W 11/1-CHP: Chorus score
ISMN 979-0-50025-115-6

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It was Friedrich Eckstein who gave Wolf the idea for Christnacht by suggesting that he might compose a work in the same festively sacred mood as Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium. Wolf found his inspiration in the simple nativity plays traditionally mounted in rural Styria in which he himself had sung as a child.


 (William Shakespeare) 1889-1891
Edited by Hans Jancik (1986)
[ Fairies' song ]

for solo soprano, chorus of women's voices (SSAA), and orchestra


W 11/2,3: Full score (with W 11/3)
ISMN 979-0-50025-050-0

W 11/2-KL: Vocal score
by Leopold Spitzer (1991)
ISMN 979-0-50025-116-3

W 11/2-CHP: Chorus score
ISMN 979-0-50025-117-0

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This work was very likely composed in connection with plans for an opera based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Der Feuerreiter

(Eduard Mörike) 1888-1892
Edited by Hans Jancik (1986)

for mixed chorus (SATB) and orchestra


W 11/2,3: Full score (mit W 11/2) 
ISMN 979-0-50025-050-0

W 11/3-KL: Vocal score
von Leopold Spitzer (1991)
ISMN 979-0-50025-118-7

W 11/3-CHP: Chorus score
ISMN 979-0-50025-119-4

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The highly successful first performances of Elfenlied and Der Feuerreiter in Berlin on 8 January 1894 contributed decisively to the rise in Wolf's popularity.

Dem Vaterland

(Robert Reinick) 1890-1898
vorgelegt von Hans Jancik (1986)

for chorus of men's voices (TTBB) and orchestra
Picc,2,2,2,2-4,3,3,1-Timp,Trgl,S.D.,B.D.,Cym-Str [S.D. side drum, snare drum = Militär.Tr.]


W 11/4 Full score 
ISMN 979-0-50025-051-7

W 11/4-KL: Vocal score 
by Leopold Spitzer (1991)
ISMN 979-0-50025-120-0

W 11/4-CHP: Chorus score 
ISMN 979-0-50025-121-7

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Wolf originally wanted to dedicate the work to the German Kaiser, but his application for permission was turned down by the German Embassy in Vienna. Wolf on 13 May 1890 to Melanie Köchert: 'It is a mystery even to me how I contrive to write music in this valiant-unto-death patriotic vein.'


(Robert Reinick) 1896-1897
Edited by Hans Jancik (1986)

for mixed chorus (SATB) and orchestra


W 11/5,6: Full score (with W 11/6)
ISMN 979-0-50025-052-4

W 11/5 KL: Vocal score
by Leopold Spitzer (1991)
ISMN 979-0-50025-122-4

W 11/5-CHP: Chorus score
ISMN 979-0-50025-123-1

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Morgenhymnus is an arrangement for chorus of 'Morgenstimmung' for voice and piano.

Frühlingschor aus „Manuel Venegas”

(Moritz Hoernes) ca. 1898
Edited by Hans Jancik (1986)
[ Spring Chorus from 'Manuel Venegas' ]

for mixed chorus (SAT) and orchestra


W 11/5,6: Full score (mit W 11/5)
ISMN 979-0-50025-052-4

* Orchestral parts for hire

46 789: Vocal score
by Leopold Spitzer / Chorus score
published under licence by Doblinger


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Wolf began his second opera Manuel Venegas by drafting the 'Spring Chorus' on 29 July 1897; the missing orchestration has been filled in by Ferdinand Langer.