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RC 56 Den uil (“Den uil die op den peerboom zat”)

instrumentation: vocal quartet ♦ Diepenbrock called the humoristic vocal quartet Den uil (The Owl), which he composed in the summer of 1902, “a joke”, written especially for Gerard Zalsman’s ensemble of soloists. (BD V:330) It was wr…

RC 85 Gleich zu Gleich (“Da wächst der Wein”)

instrumentation: vocal quartet ♦ After writing Recueillement (Contemplation) for alto and piano on a text by Baudelaire and then orchestrating the work (RC 79/80) in the summer of 1907, more than a year went by before Diepenbrock sta…

RC 86 Wandrers Nachtlied (“Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh”)

instrumentation: vocal quartet ♦ On 19 August 1908, three days after noting down his setting of Goethe’s Gleich zu Gleich (Like to Like, RC 85), Diepenbrock drafted the outlines of Wandrers Nachtlied (Wanderer’s Night Song), which wa…

RC 87 Auf dem See (“Und frische Nahrung, neues Blut”)

instrumentation: vocal quartet ♦ A month after setting the poem Auf dem See (On the Lake) by Goethe to music, Diepenbrock wrote to his friend W.G. Hondius van den Broek that it had fascinated him for years. He was clearly pleased wit…

RC 93 Ergo bibamus (“Hier sind wir versammelt zu löblichen Thun”)

instrumentation: vocal quartet ♦ During the preparations for the concerts in October 1908 at which Gerard Zalsman and his quartet of soloists were to premiere Diepenbrock’s Gleich zu Gleich (Like to Like, RC 85), Wandrers Nachtlied (…