Works for voice and chamber orchestra / strings / ensemble

Texts from all over the world, from William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Francesco Petrarca to Rainer Maria Rilke, Roger Willemsen or ancient Chinese poems, have inspired our composers.

Jörn Arnecke
„Äther"
for soprano and chamber ensemble 
(Hannah Dübgen (*1977))
11'
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Xiaoyong Chen
„Yün
for soprano and eleven instruments after an old chinese text 
(Old Chinese text)
11'
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Frederick Delius / Johannes X. Schachtner 
Three Songs
for soprano or tenor, flugelhorn and string orchestra 
(Björnstjerne Björnson (Engl.))
9'
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Moritz Eggert
„A dream within a dream"
for voice and string orchestra 
(Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866), Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849))
24'
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Moritz Eggert
„Andernacht"
for mezzo soprano, tenor and ensemble 
(syllabic)
10'
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Moritz Eggert
„Ich akzeptiere die Nutzungsbedingungen"
for baritone and string orchestra 
(Moritz Eggert (*1965))
13'
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Moritz Eggert
„Wide unclasp"
Song cycle for female voice and Jazz ensemble
(Anne Sexton (1928-1974), William Shakespeare (1564-1616))
70'
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Elena Firsova
"Earthly Life", Op. 31
Cantata for soprano and chamber ensemble
(Osip Mandelstam (1891-1931))
20'
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Elena Firsova
"Petrarca Sonnets", Op. 17
for soprano and ensemble
(Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374)
16'
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Elena Firsova
"Tristia", Op. 22
for soprano and chamber orchestra
(Ossip Mandelstam (1891-1931))
16'
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Sofia Gubaidulina
"Ein Walzerspaß nach Johann Strauß"
for soprano and octet (Vocalise)
5'
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Sofia Gubaidulina
"Hommage à T.S. Eliot"
for soprano and octet 
(T.S. Eliot (1888-1965))
40'
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Sofia Gubaidulina
"Perception"
for soprano, baritone and 7 string instruments (+ tape)
(Francisco Tanzer (1921-2003))
46'
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Sofia Gubaidulina
"Rubayat"
Cantata for baritone and chamber ensemble 
(Omar Khayyam, Hafiz, Khakani (Russ.))
15'
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Sofia Gubaidulina
"Simple Prayer"
Messa bassa for narrator, 2 violoncelli, double bass, piano and 2 percussionists
Prayers and Psalms (Russ., German)
40'
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Giya Kancheli
„Diplipito"
for violoncello, countertenor and chamber orchestra 
(Old-Georgian epos)
27'
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Giya Kancheli
"Midday Prayers"
for 19 players, boy soprano and solo clarinet 
(Liturgical texts (Lat.))
24'
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Vladimir Martynov
„Autumn Song"
for boy's voice, two violins and percussion 
(Alexei Pleshcheev (1825-1893))
11'
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Krzysztof Meyer
"Lyrical Triptych", Op. 38
for tenor and chamber orchestra 
(Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973))
18'
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Jan Müller-Wieland
"Buenos Aires"
for voice and 12 instrumentalists
(Jan Müller-Wieland (*1966), based on Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)) 
10'
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Jan Müller-Wieland
"Der Knacks"
Melodrama for speaker, 18 strings and piano
(Roger Willemsen (1955-2016))
90'
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Jan Müller-Wieland
"Five Pieces about Jesus"
for soprano and 5 Baroque instruments (4 players)
(Jan Müller-Wieland (*1966))
20'
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Jan Müller-Wieland
"Im Krieg"
for soprano, percussion, piano, trumpet, horn and 2 violins
(Birgit Müller-Wieland (*1962))
12'
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Jan Müller-Wieland
"Liebe und Krieg"
Eight Songs for soprano, 2 pianos, 2 percussionists and 2 violins
(Raphael Urweider (*1974))
15'
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Jan Müller-Wieland
"Rotkäppchens Schlaflied"
Duet for soprano, mezzosoprano and ensemble
(Andrea Heuser (*1972))
10' 
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Peter Ruzicka
„Mnemosyne"
Erinnerung und Vergessen for soprano, 18 strings and percussion
(Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843))
35'
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Johannes X. Schachtner
"Aufstieg"
Ballad for baritone and chamber ensemble 
(Johanna Schwedes (*1979))
18' 
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Johannes X. Schachtner
"Chanson an Th.A. Dorn(o)"
for mezzosoprano and chamber ensemble 
(Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969))
4'
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Johannes X. Schachtner
Five Leipzig Songs
for soprano, violin and string orchestra
(Johanna Schwedes (*1979), Mara Genschel (*1982), Norbert Lange (*1978))
15'
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Johannes X. Schachtner
"Hanswurstiade"
Incidental music for 4 singers and small ensemble
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832))
15'
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Johannes X. Schachtner
"Jesus bettelt"
for baritone, clarinet, tenor saxophone, celesta and string quartet 
(Richard Dehmel (1863-1920))
6'
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Johannes X. Schachtner
"Neues vom Ochs"
Divertimento No. 2 for baritone and chamber orchestra 
(German folklore)
13'
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Johannes X. Schachtner
"Politisch Lied: Im Scheißhaus"
for narrator, mezzosoprano and ensemble'
(Norbert Niemann (*1961))
11'
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Johannes X. Schachtner
"Quatre tombeaux de vent" for soprano and chamber ensemble
(Frédéric Wandelère (*1949))
11'
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Alfred Schnittke
„Five Fragments Based on Paintings by Hieronymus Bosch"
for tenor, violin, trombone, harpsichord, timpani and strings
(Nikolaus Reusner (1545-1602), Aischylos, Johann Gustav Droysen (1808-1884))
21'
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Galina Ustvolskaya
Symphony No. 2 "True and Eternal Bliss"
for orchestra and solo voice 
(Hermannus Contractus (1013-1054))
20'
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Galina Ustvolskaya
Symphony No. 3 "Jesus Messiah, Save Us"
for male reciter and ensemble
(Hermannus Contractus (1013-1054))
16'
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photo: ensemble Resonanz © Gerhard Kuehne