I have collected all the arrangements (vocal, instrumental and parody) on my Maerzen page.
Here is a video of the version for flute, alto flute and piano
Also made a woodwind quartet arrangement of that lovely piece of Victoriana called The Storm by Roland Rogers (video) in which sailors are in peril on the sea and a little boy prays for them.
Returning to things German, I sang with my Lutheran friends at the annual Singkreisfreizeit (singing circle holiday).
On this occasion we rehearsed at the Peace Centre in Warrington and held the Sunday afternoon service in the Stretford church.
It involved lots of lovely material I had not heard before including a sweet canon by our conductor Brigitte reflecting the falling leaves of autumn, after a poem by Rilke, and a gorgeous part song called Abendfriede (evening peace) by Rheinberger. We also performed my curious arrangement of the Herring song as a 'Zugabe' (a little extra) to the service: here is a video of our herring song rehearsal the day before.
- versions for low voice, alto voice, cor anglais, flute, clarinet with piano accompaniment and with guitar accompaniment
all thanks to a suggestion by Steven Harper who will be performing quite a lot of my Schubert arrangements.
The words are by Gothe but I have also provided English singing translations for the low voice versions.
The catalogue sets are at Gesänge des Harfners
and all other Schubert arrangements
Also added three other versions of Mysterious Moment (the octatonic mystery music originally intended to illustrate my short story calledThe Door'.
I"ve made videos of the version for oboe and string trio
and the version for alto flute and string trio (the second featuring this door and sunflowers painted by my mother).
The scores and parts for all versions - so far: cor anglais, flute, alto flute and oboe with string trio can be found here. 0 comments
in readiness for conductors looking for a hilarious encore to their Christmas concerts