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Dvorak : Als die alte Mutter, Op. 55, No. 4
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Als die alte Mutter, Op. 55, No. 4

Dvorak, Antonin (1841-1904)

Dvorak's famous song transcribed for alto voice and piano (Difficult)!   

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Includes : One score (3 pages)

Difficulty level : Grade 9/12

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Program Notes on Als die alte Mutter, Op. 55, No. 4 by Dvorak :

This song Als die alte Mutter [Songs My Mother Taught Me - Kdyz mne stara matka] was composed in 1880 by Antonin Dvorak.

It is the fourth of seven songs in Dvorak's Zigeunermelodien, Op. 55.

It is also the most popular song in the entire cycle.

It was originally composed for tenor voice and piano in the key of D Major.

This song Als die alte Mutter has a beautiful melody and strong emotional impact.

It has the following musical structure :
  • Prelude : measures 1 to 8
  • Stanza 1 : measures 9 to 24
  • Interlude : measures 23 to 28
  • Stanza 2 : measures 29 to 46
  • Postlude : measures 45 to 50
This song Als die alte Mutter features an unusual rhythmical structure : the vocal line is written in 2/4 time, while the piano accompaniment is in 6/8 time.

Songs my mother taught me is one of the most famous songs in the world concert repertoire.

It exists in numerous vocal and instrumental arrangements.

This score is a transposition for alto voice with piano accompaniment.

It is set in the key of G Major.

The vocal range is B3 to C5.

This song is appropriate for Grade 9 alto singers.

Sources :

Antonin Dvorak, Zigeunermelodien, B 104, S 73, Op. 55 (Berlin, 1880).

Associated collections :

Romantic Music for Voice (5/6 : Low)    

Sheet music details :


(Songs my mother taught me - Kdyz mne stara matka - B 104 - S 73)
ComposerDvorak, Antonin (1841-1904) Opus/catalog numberOp. 55, No. 4 - B 104 - S 73 (4/7)
MovementsAndante con moto Composition/First publicationFirst published Berlin, 1880
InstrumentationVoice (5/6 : Low) and piano StyleRomantic (1815-1910)
KeyG Major Duration02:11
EditionTranscription by M.A. Caux DifficultyGrade 9/12

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Als die alte Mutter

Als die alte Mutter
Mich noch lehrte singen,
Tränen in den Wimpern
Gar so oft ihr hingen.

Jetzt, wo ich die Kleinen
Selber üb' im Sange,
Rieselt's in den Bart oft,
Rieselt's oft von der braunen Wange!

Songs My Mother Taught Me

Songs my mother taught me,
In the days long vanished;
Seldom from her eyelids
Were the teardrops banished.

Now I teach my children
Each melodious measure.
Oft the tears are flowing,
Oft they flow from my memory's treasure.

Když mne stará matka

Když mne stará matka
zpívat, zpívat ucívala,
podivno, že casto,
casto slzívala.

A ted' také plácem
snedé líce mucim,
když vigánské deti
hrát a zpívat ucim!

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