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ABOUT THE LIED
From 8 Gedichte aus ‘Letzte Blätter’, Op. 10, N.8
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key Db Major
Language German
Composer Richard Georg Strauss 1864 – 1949
Poet Hermann von Gilm 1812 – 1864
Range Allerseelen
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Allerseelen , a setting by Hermann von Gilm , was composed by Richard Georg Strauss in 1885 (Db Major) and published in 1887. This lied is the last one of his song cycle, Acht Lieder aus Letzte Blätter.

Richard Strauss composed his 8 Gedichte aus “Letzte Blätter” as he turned 16. If those songs were not his first try at German Lieder, they were, however, the first songs Strauss assigned an opus number to and felt confident enough to have published. If perhaps, Strauss’ many Lieder did not often receive the praise they deserves, three songs in this cycle stand out as his most well-known compositions, Zueignung, Allerseelen and Die Nacht.

Allerseelen is the last song of the song cycle and one of the most famous ones. It was so appreciated at the time that, Max Reger, transcribed it into a version for solo piano, and Robert Heger into a version for voice and orchestra. Strauss originally intended it to be sung by a tenor but his wife, Pauline, a soprano, sang it many times.
They are many different interpretations of this poem, a supernatural encounter between the singer and his dead lover or a singer trying to revive an old love affair?

This lied is a beautiful example of Strauss’ romantic lyricism. The syllabical vocal line, built around frequently repeated notes, underlines the nostalgic simplicity of the text while the piano accompaniment and its arpeggiated cords, suggests the yearning for springtime where lovers unite in bliss.

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Allerseelen originated was composed by Richard Georg Strauss . The original lyrics are in German. The melodious note arrangement of Allerseelen ranges from pianissimo (very soft) mellow notes to forte (loud) notes carrying the player and the audience through an array of vivid emotions. The sweet soft beginning of the music piece gradually increases and decreases the loudness in smooth transitions. This music piece is decorated with phrases, slurs and an arpeggio. A perfect composition for piano players to try with an intermediate knowledge in music. Students can make use of this sweet music piece to improve their knowledge in music expressions, ornaments and sight-reading, while all music lovers could enjoy this brilliant extract whole-heartedly. Allerseelen sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing Allerseelen sheet music from us, you can simply sing along as you play this masterpiece on your piano. Unlike many sheet music sold online with all black notations, sheet music we offer you is marked using three distinct colors. While piano notation is illustrated in black, the music expressions and the lyrics are given in red and blue respectively. Get Allerseelen by R. Strauss sheet music from Lyribox today to enjoy and share this wonderful music composition with your friends and family.

Accompaniment
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Translation
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