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Hannes Pohlit
 
TWELVE PIECES FOR GOETHE'S FAUST

  
for solo voices, mixed choir and orchestra
 
2014/2105
  
Composition Commission by the Thueringen State Theatre Rudolstadt

Nr. 1 Erdgeist (Melodrama with Orchester)  [ 3'00]
Nr. 2 Christ ist erstanden (for mixed choir and orchestra)   [4'30]
Nr. 3 Gesundheit dem bewährten Mann (Canon for mixed choir a capella)  [0'30]
Nr. 4 Ein junger Mensch (Song of Mephistopheles for baritone and orchestra)   [4'00]
Nr. 5 Seid reinlich bei Tage (Drinking Song for solo voices, mixed choir and orchestra)  [2'00]
Nr. 6 Zaubermusik (for orchestra) [1'00]
Nr. 7 Gretchens Stube (Melodrama for solo voice and orchestra) [3'00]
Nr. 8 Gretchen at the spinning wheel (music for solo voice and orcehstra after motives of Franz Schubert's song)  [4'00]
Nr. 9 Serenade of Mephistopheles 
         "Was machst du mir an Liebchens Tür" (song for baritone, guitar and small orchestra)   [2'30]
Nr. 10 Dies irae (for Solo Soprano, mixed choir and orchestra)    [4'00]
Nr. 11 Satansmesse (for mixed choir and orchestra)    [2'00]
Nr. 12 Hexentanz (for solo voices and small orchestra)   [5'00]


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Instrumentation:

Solo Soprano
Margarete (Mezzo Soprano)
Hexe (Alto)
Mephistopheles (Baritone)
Faust (Baritone)

Mixed choir (SATB)

Orchestra: 
2 Flutes (2nd also Piccolo)
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets in B flat
2 Bassoons (2nd also Contrabassoon)

4 Horns in F 
2 Trumpets in B flat
3 Trombones
1 Tuba

Timpani
Percussion (2-3 players)

Piano, Organ, Cembalo, Celesta (1 player)
Harp

Strings 

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World Premiere: Thueringen State Theatre Rudolstadt, 7. 2. 2015
                         Ensemble and choir of the Theatre Rudolstadt, Thueringen Symphony Orchestra Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
                         Conductor: Oliver Weder
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Audio excerpts:













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Performances in 2015: 7. 2., 10. 2., 12. 2., 17. 2., 22. 2., 11. 3., 12. 3., 13. 3., 4. 4., 5. 4., 25. 4., 1. 5., 2. 5., 9. 10., 10. 10., 11. 10. (Theatre Rudolstadt)
                                     6. 11., 11. 11., 27. 11., 5. 12. (Theatre Nordhausen)         


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