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ABOUT THE LIED
From 15 Romanzen, Op.33, N.9
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key Ab Major
Language German
Composer Johannes Brahms 1833 – 1897
Poet Johann Ludwig Tieck 1773 – 1853
Range Ruhe, Süssliebchen
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Ruhe, Süssliebchen, a setting by Johann Ludwig Tieck, was composed by Johannes Brahms between 1865 and 1869 and published the same year. It is the ninth lied of Brahm’s song cycle Fünfzehn Romanzen, op.33.

Brahms first songs of the cycle op.33 were published in 1865 (1to 6), the remaining ones in 1969. At the time of the composition, Brahms had already settled in Vienna and been appointed conductor of the Vienna Singakademie before resigning a year later. This furthered his interest in vocal music and many of his choir and melody works were composed from then on. This song cycle is exceptional among Brahms’ set of songs as it is solely inspired by one and unique poet: Ludwig Tieck. The cycle is, by far, his largest set and its performance, as a whole, lasts nearly an hour. Brahms selected the poems from one of his favorite youth novels, The Wondrous Love Story of the Beautiful Magelone and the Count Peter of Provence by Ludwig Tieck. Those poems were lyrical interludes in between chapters, set in the voice of the main character of the novels, Count Peter (except for N.13 voicing the sultan’s daughter’s concerns). The poems follow the adventures of the protagonist and Brahms was adamant in trying to convey the drama and intensity of it all.

Ruhe, Süßliebchen, im Schatten, is the ninth lied of the song cycle. The song cycle begins with Peter dreaming of adventures (N.1, Keinen hat es noch gereut). As he asks his mother permission to leave, she hands him three rings for his future bride (N.2, Traun! Bogen und Pfeil sind gut für den Feind). He soon meets Magelone, the kings’ daughter and it is love at first sight (N.3, Sind es Schmerzen, sind es Freuden). He sends her two of the rings (N.4, Liebe kam aus fernen Landen and N.5, So willst du des Armen dich gnädig erbarmen). As he is finally granted a personal meeting with her (N.6, Wie soll ich die Freude, die Wonne denn tragen?), they kiss for the first time and he gives her the third ring (N.7, War es dir, dem diese Lippen bebten?). He learns Magelone is to be married soon with someone else (N.8, Wir müssen uns trennen, geliebtes Saitenspiel).

In lied N.9, Ruhe, Süßliebchen, im Schatten they decide to flee together. As the night falls, they stop and rest in a forest and Peter wishes for his beloved to sleep soundly. This lied is often referred to as one of Brahms three Lullabies (along with N.4 Op.49 and N.2 Op.91). The piano accompaniment is built around gentle, syncopated cords where soft dissonances create a sense of danger. The vocal line with its descending melody, rocks the listener, gently, into the darkness of the night. The animated central section of the lied builds into a climax of tenderness and passion.

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Ruhe, Süssliebchen originated was composed by Johannes Brahms. The original lyrics are in German. The melodious note arrangement of Ruhe, Süssliebchen 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. Ruhe, Süssliebchen sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing Ruhe, Süssliebchen 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 Ruhe, Süssliebchen 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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