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German Settings of Ossianic Texts, 1770–1815

German Settings of Ossianic Texts, 1770–1815
Edited by Sarah Clemmens Waltz
German Settings of Ossianic Texts, 1770–1815
Full Score (2016)
9x12, xlviii + 156 pp.

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This edition contains vocal works with keyboard accompaniment setting Ossianic texts by German composers. James Macpherson’s Works of Ossian, purported to be prose translations of Gaelic poetry handed down in oral tradition from the third-century bard Ossian, was viewed as comparable with Homer and Shakespeare. Hardly a poet or composer of the period is free of Ossianic influence, though very few of the numerous settings of these texts (besides Schubert’s and Brahms’s) are known today.
Among others, this volume contains Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg’s lengthy Colma, known for having influenced Schubert’s through-composed style, and Carl Friedrich Zelter’s surprisingly dramatic setting of the same text. Other settings are by Neefe, Seckendorff, Reichardt, Kunzen, Götzloff, and Himmel, and many were distinctly praised by contemporary critics. These frequently melodramatic and unusual settings link the Sturm und Drang of the 1770s to nineteenth-century musical Romanticism.
Performance parts (for violin) are available as a separate purchase (see product C100P). Digital Print is also available for this title.
1. Ullin zum tapfern Carthon, Christian Gottlob Neefe
2. Dauras Trauer, Karl Siegmund Freiherr von Seckendorff
3. Darthulas Grabesgesang, Seckendorff
4. Ossians Sonnengesang, Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg
5. Ossian auf Slimora, Zumsteeg
6. Colma: Ein Gesang Ossians, Zumsteeg
7. Kolmas Klage, Johann Friedrich Reichardt
8. Armins Klage um seine Kinder, Reichardt
9. Kolnadona, Reichardt
10. Ariette aus der Oper Ossians Harfe, Friedrich Ludwig Aemilius Kunzen
11. Ossians Klage um Uthal und Ninathona, Friedrich Götzloff
12. Ossian an die untergehende Sonne, Friedrich Heinrich Himmel
13. Colma: Ein altschottisches Fragment, Carl Friedrich Zelter
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