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Ein Adventskranz op. 154

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Children's choir|Female choir|Male choir|Voice and orchestra (2sopr boys’ choir SSAA TTBB 1122 2200 str)
23 minutes
published score
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A wreath for the Advent op. 154

A cantata for 2 solo soprano’s boys’ choir, female choir, male choir and small orchestra

I Two Maria songs: Prelude for orchestra
1. Maria (G. Gezelle) for 2 solo soprano’s and small orchestra
2. Maria (Novalis) for female choir and string quartet
II Four songs for the Advent:
1. Es treibt der Wind im Winterwald (R. M. Rilke) for boys’ and male choir a cappella
2. Der Tag will uns entwerden (R. A. Schröder) for female choir and small orchestra
3. Fällt leis der Schnee (K. H. Landage) for boys’ voices, solo quartet, mixed choir and strings
4. Die nahe Freude (J. Jourdan) for boys’ choir, mixed choir and small orchestra

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