Wolfgang Rihm: Nachtwach

  • for 8 voices, mixed choir, 4 trombones and basso continuo and 1 woodblock played by the conductor
  • 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 4 0, w.b
  • Duration: 12’
  • Soloists:
    soprano
    soprano
    alto
    alto
    tenor
    tenor
    bass
    bass
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    4th trombone
    woodblock
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
  • Remarks: The rocks splitted, the graves opened and many deads ...

Work introduction

Nachtwach is a work by Wolfgang Rihm which was created between 1987-1988. The instrumentation of Rihm's work is for 8 voices, mixed choir and 4 trombones as well as 1 woodblock (low) to be played by the conductor. The total length of the performance is 12 minutes.

Audiosamples

The complete perusal score (PDF-preview)

World première

Location:
Karlsruhe (DE)
Date:
27.04.1988
Conductor:
Werner Pfaff

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