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Brahms : Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4
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Brahms : Fünf Lieder, Op. 49

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Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)

Brahms' famous lullaby transcribed for easy cello!   

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Includes : One score and one part (2 pages)

Difficulty level : Grade 2/12

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Program Notes on Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4 by Brahms :

This famous Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4 was composed by Johannes Brahms in 1867-1868.

It was first published in Berlin in 1868 as the fourth of five lieders in Brahms' Fünf Lieder, Op. 49.

This Wiegenlied is a cradle song also known as Brahms' Lullaby or Guten Abend, gute Nacht [Good evening, good night].

The melody of Brahms' Lullaby is one of the most famous and recognizable throughout the world, and it is used by parents to sing their babies to sleep.

The Lullaby is dedicated to Bertha Faber, a friend of Brahms', on the occasion of the birth of her second son.

In her youth, Brahms had been in love with her, and he constructed the melody of the Wiegenlied to suggest, as a hidden countermelody, a song that she used to sing to him.

This lieder was originally composed for voice and piano in the key of E flat Major.

This score is an arrangement for cello with piano accompaniment.

It is set in the key of D Major.

The cello part is appropriate for Grade 2 cello players.

It can be played entirely in the first position.

Sources :

Johannes Brahms, Fünf Lieder, Op. 49 (Berlin, 1868)

Associated collections :

Romantic Music for Cello (Easy)    

Sheet music details :


(Guten Abend, gute Nacht - Lullaby - Cradle Song)
ComposerBrahms, Johannes (1833-1897) Opus/catalog numberOpus 49, No. 4
MovementsZart bewegt - Tenderly, with movement Composition/First publicationComposed 1867-1868 - First published 1868
InstrumentationCello and piano StyleRomantic (1815-1910)
KeyD Major Duration01:58
EditionTranscription by M.A. Caux DifficultyGrade 2/12

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Guten Abend, gute Nacht,
mit Rosen bedacht,
mit Näglein besteckt,
schlupf' unter die Deck!
Morgen früh, wenn Gott will,
wirst du wieder geweckt.

Guten Abend, gute Nacht,
von Englein bewacht,
die zeigen im Traum
dir Christkindleins Baum.
Schlaf nun selig und süß,
schau im Traum 's Paradies.

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