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From Die schöne Müllerin, D.795, N.1
Voice / Vocal Fach Tenor/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key Bb Major
Language German
Composer Franz Peter Schubert 1797 – 1828
Poet Wilhelm Müller 1794 – 1827
Range Das Wandern
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Das Wandern, a setting by Wilhelm Müller, was composed by Franz Schubert in 1823. It is the first lied of his song cycle, die Schöne Müllerin.

1823, the year where Schubert composed Die Schöne Müllerin, appears to be, posteriorly, a lime stone in the composer’s life. Aged 26, after many rapid evolutions, his musical style seems to reach maturity: in 1823, he will also compose the remarkable Wanderer Fantasie for piano. More tragically, it also appears to be the year where he contracted syphilis and from then on, his health will decline rapidly. In die Schöne Müllerin, Schubert chooses to set poems, all by Wilhelm Müller, a poet he was extremely found of (his song cycle, Winterreise, is another example of him setting Müller’s poems). All selected from the eponym poem collection, die Schöne Müllerin, Schubert omitted setting five of the twenty-five poems of the book. The cycle tells the story of a young traveler who falls in love with a miller’s daughter. She loves him back, at first, but soon prefers a hunter and rejects him. In Die schöne Müllerin, all the typical romantic themes seem to be intertwined ever so closely: hope, love, rejection, nature, travel and death fuse into one of the most beautiful German song cycles ever written.


Das Wandern is the first song of die Schöne Müllerin. It sets a poem introducing a wandering miller. The descriptive simplicity of the poem seems to reflect in the musical structure of the song as Schubert uses a straight-forward strophic form (AAAAA) which subdivides in pairs of three four-bar musical phrases. The harmonies are equally simple, oscillating between tonic and dominant. The vocal line, with its earthy first beats, seems successful at capturing the joyful affability of the miller while the music adds a folk-like quality to the ensemble.

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Das Wandern originated was composed by Franz Peter Schubert . The original lyrics are in German. The melodious note arrangement of Das Wandern 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. Das Wandern sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing Das Wandern 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 Das Wandern by F. Schubert sheet music from Lyribox today to enjoy and share this wonderful music composition with your friends and family.

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