Dieter Schnebel (1930-2018)

O Liebe! – süßer Tod... (1995)

five sacred songs after Johann Sebastian Bach, for mezzo-soprano, ad libitum chamber choir and small orchestra


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1995
    • Duration : 17 mn
    • Publisher : Schott
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      extrait du recueil de cantiques musicaux de Schemelli.

Detailed formation
  • soloist : mezzo-soprano
  • unspecified choir
  • flute, alto flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, accordion, percussionist, harp, 4 violins, 4 second violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 10 July 1996
    Location :

    Allemagne, Constance, St. Stephanskirche, 175jähriges Jubiläum der Evang. Landeskirche in Baden


    Performers :

    Melanie Walz, soprano ; Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz ; Bach-Chor Konstanz ; Claus G. Biegert, direction.