Das edle Herz, WAB 65
|Das edle Herz|
|Secular choral work by Anton Bruckner|
Ceiling of the library of the St. Florian Abbey
|Composed||c. 1851: St. Florian|
|Dedication||Name day of Johann Nepomuk Paulitsch|
Bruckner composed this work on a text of Ernst Marinelli in c. 1851 during his stay in St. Florian. He composed it for the name day of Johann Nepomuk Paulitsch, a member of the St. Florian choir. It is not known whether the work was performed during Bruckner's life.
The original manuscript, which became in-between lost, was found in the legacy of Bruckner's friend Rudolf Weinwurm. A sketch of it is archived at the Abbey of St. Florian. It was performed in 1988 by the Wagner Society Male Choir, Keio University, Tokyo, and, thereafter, in 1994 in the Connecticut College.
Das edle Herz uses a text by Ernst Marinelli.
Wer im Busen nicht die Flamme
Whoever feeds in his chest not only the flame
There is as yet no commercial recording of this first setting of Das edle Herz.
- August Göllerich, Anton Bruckner. Ein Lebens- und Schaffens-Bild, c. 1922 – posthumous edited by Max Auer by G. Bosse, Regensburg, 1932
- Anton Bruckner – Sämtliche Werke, Band XXIII/2: Weltliche Chorwerke (1843–1893), Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag der Internationalen Bruckner-Gesellschaft, Angela Pachovsky and Anton Reinthaler (Editor), Vienna, 1989
- Cornelis van Zwol, Anton Bruckner 1824–1896 – Leven en werken, uitg. Thoth, Bussum, Netherlands, 2012. ISBN 978-90-6868-590-9
- Uwe Harten, Anton Bruckner. Ein Handbuch. Residenz Verlag, Salzburg, 1996. ISBN 3-7017-1030-9.
- Das edle Herz, WAB 65: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
- Das edle Herz A-Dur, WAB 65 – Critical discography by Hans Roelofs (in German)
- The performance of Das edle Herz, WAB 65 by the Wagner Society Male Choir of Japan, 11 December 1988, can be heard on YouTube: Das edle Herz, WAB 65