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Nachtbilder op. 78 (mixed choir)

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Mixed choir (SATB)
6 minutes
published score
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I Mondnacht "Es war, als hätt' der Himmel"
II Schlafen, schlafen "Schlafen, schlafen, nichts als schlafen"
III Wandrers Nachtlied
IV "Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh"

Words by von Eichendorff, Hebbel and Goethe

About Wilhelm Rettich

Wilhelm Rettich

Wilhelm Rettich belonged to that generation of those whose work and life was deeply affected by the First and Second World Wars. Captivity, persecution, hiding and losses scarred his life. In 1933, he emigrated to the Netherlands, where he survived the war in hiding. Rettich worked a great deal for the radio, a young and progressive medium at that time. Although he became a Dutch citizen after the World War II, he returned to Germany in 1964.

by Diet Scholten