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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 with its original lyrics in German (Intermediate)!   

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Difficulty level : Grade 4/12

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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 lyrics of the first verse are borrowed from Das Knaben Wunderhorn, a collection of German folk poems.

The lyrics of the second verse were written by Georg Scherer (1824-1909) in 1849.

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.

Brahms Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4 was first performed in Vienna on December 22, 1869, by singer Louise Dustmann and pianist Clara Schumann.

This score s the original version of Brahms' Lullaby.

It is set in the original key of E flat Major.

The vocal range is Eb4-Eb5.

It is appropriate for Grade 4 mezzo-soprano singers.

Sources :

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

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Sheet music details :


(Guten Abend, gute Nacht - Lullaby - Cradle Song)
ComposerBrahms, Johannes (1833-1897) Opus/catalog numberOpus 49, No. 4
MovementsZart bewegt - Tenderly moving Composition/First publicationComposed 1867-1868 - First published 1868
InstrumentationVoice (3/6 : Medium-High) and piano StyleRomantic (1815-1910)
KeyE flat Major Duration01:58
EditionEdited by M.A. Caux DifficultyGrade 4/12

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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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