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Zu Weihnachten (SATB)

Choir SATB and piano

Music: Michael Aschauer
Lyrics: Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)
Order no.: C6432
€ 2.90 (incl. VAT, excl. postage & packaging)
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Minimum order quantity 20 copies
Quantity discounts:
from 30 copies -15% = € 2.47
from 40 copies -20% = € 2.32
from 50 copies -25% = € 2.18

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Practice Mp3

The accents set by Hermann Hesse’s poem Weihnachtsabend (Christmas Eve) are somewhat unusual in nature and give cause for reflection, and it is for this very reason that this easy-to-sing setting of the text, which remains homophonic almost throughout, will enrich every Christmastime choral concert! A man of advanced years looks back upon his life: After a ceaseless quest for wealth and happiness, he is left with loneliness and pining for the distant days of his youth. Despite many a plaintive phrase and two crescendo waves in the middle section, this melodious choral piece sounds almost like a folk-song, reminiscent of a childhood Christmas carol, and leaves a deep impression on both singers and audience alike.

Lyrics in German only, English translation of lyrics and English preface included.

Additional material

Sheet music downloads (e-prints)

By making it possible to download sheet music in the form of e-prints, Helbling for the first time offers you the economical option of purchasing individual titles from its choral books and choral series in quantities to match the number of singers in the choir (minimum order quantity 20 copies) as well as separate instrumental parts. The user rights that you acquire when purchasing music as downloads (printable pdf files) are stated on the sheets.

Zu Weihnachten (SATB) (e-print) € 2.60
Quantity discounts: from 30 copies -15% = € 2.21
from 40 copies -20% = € 2.08
from 50 copies -25% = € 1.95

Audio downloads (complete recordings)

With audio downloads, Helbling for the first time offers you the option buying full-length individual choral recordings in mp3 format. Our catalogue of audio downloads for purchase, which we are gradually expanding, is an extension of our online list of short audio clips (free clips of about 40 seconds in length), which have proved so popular with both choir directors and singers alike. In addition, the audio CDs accompanying the choral books will continue to be available as a popular audio library for both choir directors and singers.

Zu Weihnachten (SATB) (Gesamtaufnahme-MP3) € 1.99

Practice mp3s for private rehearsal of the choral parts

With their instrumental practice mp3s for download for every choral part, Helbling offers an ideal aid for rehearsal at home. When practising, every singer will hear their own choral part highlighted on the piano, but integrated into the choral arrangement playing in the background. This enables singers to practise their parts while at the same time listening, and also reading from the choral score, allowing them to give depth to their singing experience and to achieve a high personal level of music reading skill.

Zu Weihnachten (SATB) (Übe-MP3-Paket) € 4.99

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