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ABOUT THE LIED
From Fünf Romanzen und Gesänge, Op.84, N.4
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key A Major
Language German
Composer Johannes Brahms 1833 – 1897
Poet Anton Wilhelm Florentin von Zuccalmaglio 1803 – 1869
Range Vergebliches Ständchen
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Vergebliches Ständchen, a setting of a traditional librettist, was composed by Johannes Brahms between 1981-82 and published in 1982. It is the fourth song of Fünf Romanzen und Gesänge, Op.84.

Op.84 was published by Brahms probably in 1881-1882. Almost in his fifties, he was now a worldwide famous composer appraised in Cambridge but even more so in Vienna where he had settled more than a decade earlier. As often with Brahms’s, the unity of the song cycle is to be found in the music as the texts are quite assorted: Hans Schmidt wrote the three first poems while the two last ones are folk texts, collected by Anton Wilhelm Florentin von Zuccalmaglio. 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.

Vergebliches Ständchen is the fourth lied of Brahms’ op.84. It sets the lively dialog between a young man and a well-off woman. The woman is full of wit and the whole conversation is humorous and light. Brahms illustrates this aspect with sharp attacks and rhythmic precision at the vocal line. The piano accompaniment is treated in a sprightly way, the dotted notes suggesting how amusing the whole situation is.

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Vergebliches Ständchen originated was composed by Johannes Brahms . The original lyrics are in German. The melodious note arrangement of Vergebliches Ständchen 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. Vergebliches Ständchen sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing Vergebliches Ständchen 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 Vergebliches Ständchen by J. Brahms sheet music from Lyribox today to enjoy and share this wonderful music composition with your friends and family.

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

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Translation
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