Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Josef Rheinberger
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Publisher:   CPDL
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Matthew Ferrell
St. Cloud State University – St. Cloud MN
R&R Chair College & University

Translated, “Bide with us, for evening shadows darken, and the day will soon be over,” Abendlied (Evening Song) needs no introduction; however, the challenging work should be given much consideration for performance. The six-part composition gives a feeling of double choir with men and women divided. Written when Rheinberger was only 16, this beautiful example of Romantic literature pays homage to the compositional style of Monteverdi.