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Universal Edition - David Sawer – Stramm Gedichte

David Sawer

David Sawer
Stramm Gedichte

Year of composition: 2002
Scored for: for mixed choir a cappella
Composer: David Sawer
Text Author: August Stramm
Original Language: Deutsch
Choir: SATB
Instrumentation details:

Table of Contents:
Wecken
Sturmangriff
Im Feuer
Signal
Abend
Commissioned by: Commissioned by the New London Chamber Choir
Duration: 12′
Dedication: for James Wood and the New London Chamber Choir
 
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Stramm Gedichte

World Première

Location: St Johns Church Bath / Great Britain
Date: 01.06.2002
Choir: New London Chamber Choir
Conductor: James Wood

Work Introduction

August Stramm, born in 1874, was one of the most innovative poets of the First World War; his poems, made up of single words grouped together in strange rhythms, give an almost physical impression of the front: you really get the sense that Stramm is struggling to find a statement for his own experience (as a German commander) of the horrors and insanity of war. He was killed in action in September 1915.

I chose five poems and tried to give each a distinct musical character, each a painting in miniature of this extraordinary verse.

Stramm Gedichte is dedicated to James Wood and the New London Chamber Choir.

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Choral score – Stramm Poems

  • for satb choir
  • Edition type: choral score
  • Language: German
  • UE21134
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1789-5
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-06713-6
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