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Louis Gruenberg: Animals and Insects

  • for medium voice and piano
  • Soloists:
    medium voice
  • Instrumentation details:
    piano
  • Composer: Louis Gruenberg
  • Text author: Vachel Lindsay
  • Translator: Rudolf Stephan Hoffmann
  • Table of contents:
    The Lion / Der Löwe
    An Explanation of the Grasshopper / Die Erklärung des Grashüpfers
    The Spider and the Ghost of the Fly / Die Spinne und der Geist der Fliege
    A Dirge for a Righteous Kitten / Nachruf auf einen braven Kater
    The Mysterious Cat / Die seltsame Katze
    The Mouse that Gnawed the Oak-Tree Down / Die Maus und der Eichbaum
    Two Old Crows / Zwei alte Krähen
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Louis Gruenberg: Animals and Insects for medium voice and piano - op. 22 | UE7774

Seven songs

  • Edition type: sheet music
  • Grade: 5-7
  • Languages: German | English
  • Format: 23.2 × 30.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6909-2
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08251-1
€22.50
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Description

Louis Gruenberg (1884–1964) came to the United States with his parents in the late 19th century, and in the early 1920s he studied with Ferruccio Busoni in Berlin, who also encouraged him to compose. In the late 1930s, Gruenberg moved to Hollywood, where he became a successful film score composer. The song collection Animals and Insects was written in the early 1920s, but its tonal language was too advanced for the American taste in music at the time, so it has been republished. Gruenberg adopted the humorous, folk-singing tone of poems by Vachel Lindsay, at times giving them popular, cabaret-style rhythms and also creating a more abstract sound. For advanced singers.

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Contents

  • The Lion / Der Löwe
  • An Explanation of the Grasshopper / Die Erklärung des Grashüpfers
  • The Spider and the Ghost of the Fly / Die Spinne und der Geist der Fliege
  • A Dirge for a Righteous Kitten / Nachruf auf einen braven Kater
  • The Mysterious Cat / Die seltsame Katze
  • The Mouse that Gnawed the Oak-Tree Down / Die Maus und der Eichbaum
  • Two Old Crows / Zwei alte Krähen

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