Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)
Stille sprache (language of silence), opus 81 : three songs for soprano, violin and piano / Andrew Schultz.
Also known as: Language of silence
by Andrew Schultz (2009)
Stille Sprache (Language of Silence) is a setting of three poems from the first part of Rainer Maria Rilke's Die Sonette an Orpheus (The Sonnets of Orpheus) for soprano, violin and piano. The work was composed in Sydney for German soprano Felicitas Fuchs, French violinist Aki Saulière, and Australian pianist Bernard Lanskey who perform under the name of Ensemble Soirée. The work was composed with the assistance of an Australia Council Composer Fellowship and was completed in August 2009. Ensemble Soirée gave the work its premiere at La Loingtaine in Paris in 2010.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score 40p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 2 parts (57p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Tertiary student level/professional
Duration: 18 mins
1. Da stieg ein Baum (6 min., 30 sec.) -- 2. Nur wer die Leier (6 min.) -- 3. Ein Gott vermags (5 min.)
Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council.
This set is for performance use: includes full score, copy of score for pianist, and part for violin.
Includes text of poems in German, with English translations, program note, and biographical notes on the composer.
Setting to texts from Die sonette an Orpheus (The Sonnets of Orpheus) by Rainer Maria Rilke.
This edition produced 25 Jun 13.
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Analysis & Media
- Resonate Article: 2012 Art Music Awards - comments by judging panels
- Video: Stille Sprache, by Andrew Schultz
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