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ABOUT THE LIED
From 5 Lieder, Op.71, N.2
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key B minor
Language German
Composer Johannes Brahms 1833 – 1897
Poet Karl Joseph Simrock 1802 – 1876
Range An den Mond
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An den Mond , a setting by Karl Joseph Simrock , was composed by Johannes Brahms in 1877. It is the second song of 5 Lieder, op. 71.

In 1877, Brahms has been living in Vienna for more than a decade and is a recognized composer, conductor and musician. His music, at the time, has become so successful that his editor, Fritz Simrock, is constantly asking him for new pieces to publish, as his works brought in substantial benefits. An den Mond is the second lied from Brahms’ song cycle, 5 Lieder, op 71. Brahms chose to set his song on a text by Karl Joseph Simrock, the oncle of his publisher, Fritz Simrock. This poet had died in 1877, the year preceding the composition, so perhaps, Brahms intended the song as a way of honoring his memory.
In this song, the melody is extremely legato and fluid while the generous piano accompaniment supports the ascending vocal line. The harmonies carry the melancholia and sadness the singer is expressing with a deep warm bass. The constant three-measure phrases create a sense of restlessness and yearning for something unreachable.

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An den Mond originated was composed by Johannes Brahms . The original lyrics are in German. The melodious note arrangement of An den Mond 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. An den Mond sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing An den Mond 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 An den Mond by J. Brahms sheet music from Lyribox today to enjoy and share this wonderful music composition with your friends and family.

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An den Mond piano accompaniment is offered by Lyribox is mellow and smooth. It feeds the poem an underlying pulse, adding a sense of propulsion to it. Meanwhile the vocal line flows in a dreamy leisure manner forcing the audience into a calming and languid mood. The vocal line of An den Mond by Lyribox has the potential to provide slight pitch support for the voice’s sometimes unusual intervals, enhancing the fullness of it. This accompaniment is not at all demanding. Using these rich An den Mond accompaniments you could create one of the most brilliant performances that is pregnant with layers and layers of expressions. Purchase the An den Mond piano accompaniment together with the vocal line accompaniment from Lyribox today!

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