Anton Webern: Im Sommerwind
Anton Webern
Im Sommerwind
EUR 14.95

Anton Webern: Im Sommerwind for 16-part choir

  • Composer: Webern Anton
  • Languages: German
  • for 16-part choir
  • Arranger: Gottwald Clytus
  • Edition type: choral score
  • Medium: sheet music
  • UE36618
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7339-6
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08669-4
  • 21 x 29.7 cm
EUR 14.95

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Anton Webern’s late Romantic orchestra work Im Sommerwind is now available as a cappella arrangement for 16-part mixed choir by Clytus Gottwald. 


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Description choral score

Composer and choir master Clytus Gottwald comments on his transcription of Anton Webern’s Im Sommerwind (1904) as follows: “First of all I had to eliminate all those parts of the source material that had strictly instrumental designs, reducing the work – to quote Wolfgang Rihm – to its singable remnant. What was so surprising, however, was that such a reduction did not lead to a meaningless sequence of fragments, but that the fragments turned out to be – with regard to harmony and motifs – so closely related to each other that the result proved an impressive ‘work within a work’. The reduction uncovered something that could be called the ‘essence’ of the work.
In order to make the singable remnant singable, I used fragments from Bruno Wille’s poem Im Sommerwind, which Webern had used as a basis for his composition.”
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