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ABOUT THE LIED
From Sechs Gesänge, Op. 7, N.6
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key B minor
Language German
Composer Johannes Brahms 1833 – 1897
Poet Johann Ludwig Uhland 1787 – 1862
Range Heimkehr
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Heimkehr, a setting by Johann Ludwig Uhland, was composed by Johannes Brahms in 1851 and published in 1854. It is the sixth and final song of Sechs Gesänge, Op. 7.

Heimkehr is the sixth and final lied of Brahms’ song cycle, Sechs Gesänge, Op. 7. He composed it around 1851-53, during a period of his life where, still unknown as a composer, he was living in Hamburg, close to his family. It is probable, that he presented this song cycle to Clara Schumann, the first time they met, in October 1853. After this meeting, she praised his talent publicly and supported him as much as she could, furthering Brahms’ confidence and self-esteem. As often with Brahms’s, the unity of the song cycle is to be found in the music as the texts are quite assorted: Eduard Schulz (N.1), a text by Johann Ludwig Uhland (N.6), two poems written by Joseph von Eichendorff (N.2 and N.3) and traditional German poems (N.4 and N.5). Brahms shows a very different approach to Schumann’s or Schubert’s song cycles where texts were all chosen among the same collection of poems.
Heimkehr is the sixth and final song of his song cycle, Sechs Gesänge, Op. 7. It sets a poem by Johann Ludwig Uhland expressing the haste of a protagonist, impatient of reaching his home where his loved one is awaiting. The lied, in minor mode, is remarkably short, emphasizing the rush and urgency expressed by the text. The piano accompaniment illustrates this haste with rushing triplets, supporting an agitated, sporadic, dynamic vocal line. The fast tempo as well as the wide range of dynamics and vocal range amplify the sense of urgency of the narrator..

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Heimkehr originated was composed by Johannes Brahms . The original lyrics are in German. The melodious note arrangement of Heimkehr 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. Heimkehr sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing Heimkehr 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 Heimkehr 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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Heimkehr 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 Heimkehr 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 Heimkehr accompaniments you could create one of the most brilliant performances that is pregnant with layers and layers of expressions. Purchase the Heimkehr piano accompaniment together with the vocal line accompaniment from Lyribox today!

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