Brahms' delightful Liebeslieder Waltzes have been enjoyed by choirs since they were composed. The Melodie Treasury is now publishing a new English translation by Christopher Goldsack of Brahms' first Op.52 collection of choral waltzes in versions for SATB choir and SAB choir. The second Op.65 collection are planned for publication soon.
The score is presented with a solo piano reduction of the original piano duet accompaniment, for ease in rehearsal.
These new translations are lively and modern, but follow the meaning and spirit of the German texts as closely as possible whilst respecting the rhyme structure and metre of the poems, making the songs accessible to English speaking singers. (NB. The German texts are not included).
The arrangement for SAB choir has been done to make the songs accessible to youth choirs with fewer boys, or to adult choirs with fewer men. The arrangement is such that singers who have sung the SATB version before will have little difficulty swapping between versions.
Click these links to view and download perusal pdfs: view SATB score - view SAB score.
The edition is priced at £4.99 plus P&P.
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