Gesang der Parzen
|Gesang der Parzen|
|Choral composition by Johannes Brahms|
The composer in 1887
|Text||from Goethe's Iphigenie auf Tauris|
|Performed||10 December 1882 Basel:|
|Scoring||six-part choir and orchestra|
Gesang der Parzen (Song of the Fates), Op. 89, is a piece for mixed choir and orchestra by Johannes Brahms.
The work uses a text from Goethe's Iphigenie auf Tauris (which had earlier been set for four voices by Johann Friedrich Reichardt). Written in one movement, the piece was composed in 1882, premiered in Basel on 10 December of the same year, and published in 1883.
It is written for six-part choir (altos and basses divided into two) and an orchestra comprising two flutes (one doubling piccolo), two oboes, two B♭ clarinets, two bassoons, double bassoon, two French horns in D, two French horns in F, two trumpets, alto, tenor and bass trombones, tuba, timpani and strings.
- "Song of the Fates", The LiederNet Archive. Retrieved 7 March 2010
- George S. Bozarth and Walter Frisch. "Brahms, Johannes." In Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online, http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/51879pg11 (accessed March 7, 2010)