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ABOUT THE MÉLODIE
From Sechs Gedichte aus dem Liederbuch eines Malers , Op.36, N.1
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key C Major
Language German
Composer Robert Schumann 1810 – 1856
Poet Robert Reinick 1805 – 1852
Range Sonntags am Rhein
Presentation

Sonntags am Rhein, a setting by Robert Reinich, was composed by Robert Schumann in 1840. It is the first song of his song cycle, Sechs Gedichte aus dem Liederbuch eines Malers.

1840 is also known as Schumann’s year of song, the year where he wrote no less than three major song cycles, Frauenliebe und -leben but also Liederkreis and Dichterliebe. It is also known to be the year where he was finally able to marry Clara, the love of his life, after an endless legal battle to overcome the opposition of her father to their marriage. Schumann decided to set the words of a minor poet of his time, Robert Reinick, around July 1840, as his marriage with Clara was almost settled. Although this song cycle, Sechs Gedichte aus dem Liederbuch eines Malers (op.36) was never considered to be one of his major works, it is, nonetheless, a lovely enjoyable musical moment.

Sonntags am Rhein is the first song of the song cycle. It seems to be, in many ways, in the style of a Volkslied, a popular German Folk tune. The relentless identical Gs at the piano’s right hand (bar 1,2,3) resemble the sound of a horn, instrument symbolizing hunting and grand landscapes. The tonality changes remain rare, unlike in other lieder by Schumann, highlighting evermore the resemblance of this song to a popular Volkslied. The vocal line sounds lyrical and luminous as the singer describes the majestic scenery in front of him.

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Sonntags am Rhein originated was composed by Robert Schumann. The original lyrics are in German. The melodious note arrangement of Sonntags am Rhein 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. Sonntags am Rhein sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing Sonntags am Rhein 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 Sonntags am Rhein by R. Schumann sheet music from Lyribox today to enjoy and share this wonderful music composition with your friends and family.

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Translation
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