Abendlied (Evening Song)

By
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Arranged
Jim Alexander
Price
£ 11.00 

Abendlied (Evening Song) is a sacred motet for a six-part mixed choir. It is regarded as one of Rheinberger's most famous sacred composition and was written in 1855 when the composer was just aged 15 years old.

  • 4 Trumpets
  • 1 Horn in F
  • 4 Trombones
  • 1 Tuba

Listen

Watch

Description

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901) was an organist and composer, born in Liechtenstein and resident for most of his life in Germany. Rheinberger, whose father was the treasurer for the Prince of Liechtenstein, showed exceptional musical talent at an early age. When only seven years old, he was already serving as organist of the Vaduz parish church, and his first composition was performed the following year. In 1851, his father, who had initially opposed his son's desire to embark on the life of a professional musician, relented and allowed him to enter the Munich Conservatorium. Not long after graduating, he became professor of piano and of composition at the same institution. The stylistic influences on Rheinberger ranged from contemporaries such as Brahms to composers from earlier times, such as Mendelssohn, Schumann, Schubert and, above all else, Bach. He was also an enthusiast of English and German painting and literature. Abendlied (Evening Song) is a sacred motet for a six-part mixed choir. It is regarded as his most famous sacred composition and was written in 1855 when the composer was just aged 15 years old. The text is a verse from the Gospel according to Luke 24:29 drawn from Martin Luther's German version of the bible.

Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, und der Tag hat sich geneiget.


“Wow! What a great CD. The playing is superb”

Dr. Robert Childs
Musical Director, Cory Band

“Stunning playing all round and a perfect 'snapshot' of the incredibly high standards of performance in brass playing in London today."

Peter Bassano
Head of Brass Royal College of Music (retired)

“Just wanted to give a general shout-out to SUPERBRASS - who are truly super-bad; for my money, one of the most exciting large brass ensembles EVER.”

Rex Richardson
International Trumpet Soloist

"WOW !!!!! all of you should be locked up !!!! What great stuff - the compositions/arrangements, the playing (OUTRAGEOUS !!! ), everything is simply fantastic. (actually - i couldn't have expected anything less ! ) Many, many thanks to you and all for your superb contributions. yet again, you've managed to raise the bar! (an inch or two is ok but a few yards is really unfair !!!!!!!!!! )"

Jiggs Whigham
International Jazz Trombone Soloist, Musical Director, BBC Big Band, President International Trombone Association and Professor Hanns Eisler College of Music, Berlin

“Under the Spell of Spain is a showcase of virtuosic playing by some of London’s finest brass and percussion players. Highly recommended!”

Jon Gorrie
Founder, BrassMusician.com

"WOW !!!!! all of you should be locked up !!!! What great stuff - the compositions/arrangements, the playing (OUTRAGEOUS !!! ), everything is simply fantastic. (actually - i couldn't have expected anything less ! ) Many, many thanks to you and all for your superb contributions. yet again, you've managed to raise the bar! (an inch or two is ok but a few yards is really unfair !!!!!!!!!! )"

Jiggs Whigham
International Jazz Trombone Soloist, Musical Director, BBC Big Band, President International Trombone Association and Professor Hanns Eisler College of Music, Berlin

Related Styles

No items found.

You May Also Be Interested In

The Raft of Medusa

Gareth Wood
£ 16.50 

Watermelon Man

Herbie Hancock
£ 20.00 

Wanna be Startin’ Somethin’

Michael Jackson
£ 20.00 

Mahler 2 Highlights “Finale”

Gustav Mahler
£ 15.00 
No items found.