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Rheinberger, Josef Gabriel Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
(1839 - 1901)
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Rheinberger, Josef Gabriel: Abendlied from 3 Geistliche Gesänge for Wind Sextet

Abendlied from 3 Geistliche Gesänge for Wind Sextet
Op. 69 No. 3
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

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Composer :Josef Gabriel RheinbergerRheinberger, Josef Gabriel (1839 - 1901)
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Josef Gabriel RheinbergerMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1855
Copyright :Public Domain
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901) was an organist and composer, born in Liechtenstein and resident for most of his life in Germany and 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 1849, he studied with composer Philipp M. Schmutzer in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg.

The stylistic influences on Rheinberger ranged from contemporaries such as Brahms to composers from earlier times, such as Mendelssohn, Schumann, Schubert and, above all, Bach. He was also an enthusiast for painting and literature (especially English and German).

In 1877 he was appointed court conductor, responsible for the music in the royal chapel. He was subsequently awarded an honorary doctorate by Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. A distinguished teacher, he numbered many Americans among his pupils, including Horatio Parker, William Berwald, George Whitefield Chadwick, Bruno Klein and Henry Holden Huss. Other students of his included important figures from Europe: Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and German composers Engelbert Humperdinck and Richard Strauss and the conductor (and composer) Wilhelm Furtwängler. See: List of music students by teacher: R to S#Josef Rheinberger. When the second (and present) Munich Conservatorium was founded, Rheinberger was appointed Royal Professor of organ and composition, a post he held for the rest of his life.

Abendlied (Evening song) is a sacred motet by Josef Rheinberger for a six-part mixed choir (SSATTB). It has been regarded as his best-known sacred composition. Rheinberger wrote a first version on 9 March 1855, one month before Easter and two weeks before his 16th birthday. At age 24, he revised the motet, for example eliminating repetition of notes and changing the marking. He published it in 1873 by N. Simrock in Berlin as No. 3 of his Opus 69, Drei geistliche Gesänge für gemischten Chor (Three sacred songs for mixed choir, the others being Morgenlied (morning song), on a poem by Hoffmann von Fallersleben, and Dein sind die Himmel (Yours are the Heavens) after Psalms 89:11,14a.

A Latin version ("Mane nobiscum quoniam advesperascit, inclinata est iam dies") was written in 1878 for a performance on Easter Monday of 1878 at the Allerheiligen-Hofkirche in Munich, which only permitted Latin for liturgical singing. It was published by Carus-Verlag. Carus published a recording titled Abendlied, a collection of sacred vocal music by Rheinberger, performed by the Vancouver Cantata Singers conducted by James Fankhauser.

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Although originally scored for Chorus (SATB) and Chamber Orchestra, I created this Interpretation of the Abendlied from 3 Geistliche Gesänge (Op. 69 No. 3) for Wind Sextet (Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, English Horn, French Horn & Bassoon).
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