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instrumentation : vocal quartet

RC 38 Chanson d’automne (“Les sanglots longs”)

instrumentation: vocal quartet ♦ Chanson d’automne is the first text by Paul Verlaine that Diepenbrock set to music. Over the years eight more were to follow, which shows that of the modern French poets, Diepenbrock felt most attract…

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 63 De groote hond en de kleine kat

instrumentation: vocal quartet ♦ The exact reason for setting De groote hond en de kleine kat (The Large Dog and the Small Cat), a humoristic text by Albert Verwey, to music has not been documented. However, it may be assumed that th…

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 88* Der Abend (“Wie so leis’ die Blätter wehn”)

instrumentation: vocal quartet ♦ After composing three vocal quartets on texts by Goethe (RC 85, 86, 87) for Gerard Zalsman’s ensemble of soloists within one week in August 1908, Diepenbrock resolved to set the poem Der Abend (The Ev…

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 (…