Category:   TTBB CHOIRS
Composer:   Johannes Brahms
Arranger:   Z. Randall Stroope
Publisher:   Alliance Music Publications
Edition:   0612
Voicing:   TTBB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Greg Douma
Eastview High School 2007
R&R Chair TTBB Choirs

One of the more compelling baritone art songs by the great Brahms is brought to male choirs by Z. Randall Stroope. The accompaniment and form is preserved, but added to it is appropriate part writing that exploits the chromatic nature of Brahms. Full of colors and dramatic contrasts, this piece will challenge most ensembles with its intervals and accidentals, not to mention the boldness of the German text. Medium to difficult.