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instrumentation : male choir a cappella

RC 5 Tibur (“Gleich Elysiums Lenzen lacht der Winter”)

instrumentation: male choir a cappella ♦ Friedrich von Matthisson (1761-1831) was renowned during his lifetime; he was praised for the melancholic mood of his poetry. However, after his death he was soon forgotten. A passage from Diepenbrock…

RC 22 Stabat mater dolorosa

instrumentation: male choir a cappella ♦ We do not know exactly when Diepenbrock started to set the text, which in those days was attributed to Jacopone da Todi (c. 1230-1306), to music. According to the composer himself (BD III:464), it mus…

RC 74 Veni Creator Spiritus

instrumentation: male choir a cappella ♦ On 4 November 1906, after his Hymnus de Spiritu Sancto for male choir and organ (RC 69) had been turned down by the Episcopal Committee for the Approval of Compositions for the Church, Diepenbrock com…

RC 119 Ecce quomodo moritur

instrumentation: male choir a cappella ♦ Amid many obligations Alphons Diepenbrock wrote to Johanna Raphael-Jongkindt at the end of October 1913: “This week I have also composed a work for male choir that I had promised a conductor of a Lied…