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From 6 Lieder aus ‘Lotosblätter’, Op. 19, N.2
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key Gb Major
Language German
Composer Richard Georg Strauss 1864 – 1949
Poet Adolf Friedrich von Schack 1815 – 1894
Range Breit über mein Haupt

Breit über mein Haupt, a setting by Adolf Friedrich von Schack, was composed by Richard Strauss in 1888 and published the same year. It is the second song of Strauss’ song cycle, 6 Lieder aus ‘Lotosblätter’.

Richard Strauss, wrote this song cycle, 6 Lieder aus ‘Lotosblätter’, in his early twenties (1888), while working as third conductor for the Munich Opera. All the song cycle is based on poems written by Adolf Friedrich von Schack, published a few years earlier, in 1883.

Breit über mein Haupt is the second song of the song cycle. It is an elegy to the beautiful hair of the loved one. The melody, at the vocal line, with its luminous, ascending fifths is filled with tenderness and fervor. The piano accompaniment leaves the voice quite exposed, with, at the start of the song, only a chord every minim, yet the harmonies of each of them, are full of luscious passion.

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Breit über mein Haupt originated was composed by Richard Georg Strauss. The original lyrics are in German. The melodious note arrangement of Breit über mein Haupt 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. Breit über mein Haupt sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing Breit über mein Haupt 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 Breit über mein Haupt by R. Strauss sheet music from Lyribox today to enjoy and share this wonderful music composition with your friends and family.

Breit über mein Haupt 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 Breit über mein Haupt 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 Breit über mein Haupt accompaniments you could create one of the most brilliant performances that is pregnant with layers and layers of expressions. Purchase the Breit über mein Haupt piano accompaniment together with the vocal line accompaniment from Lyribox today!

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