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Choräle, S506a
composer
circa 1878/9; from S50 Nos 2-12; formerly catalogued as S504b

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 8 – Weihnachtsbaum & Via Crucis' (CDA66388)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 8 – Weihnachtsbaum & Via Crucis
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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'Liszt: Piano Music' (LISZT1)
Liszt: Piano Music
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Details
No 01: Crux ave benedicta
Track 29 on CDA66388 [1'21]
Track 29 on CDS44501/98 CD18 [1'21] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 02: Jesu Christe – Die fünf Wunden
Track 30 on CDA66388 [1'29]
Track 30 on CDS44501/98 CD18 [1'29] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 03: Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn (Der Kirchensegen, Psalm 67)
Track 31 on CDA66388 [0'48]
Track 31 on CDS44501/98 CD18 [0'48] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 04: Nun danket alle Gott
Track 32 on CDA66388 [0'38]
Track 32 on CDS44501/98 CD18 [0'38] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 05: Nun ruhen all Wälder
Track 33 on CDA66388 [1'03]
Track 33 on CDS44501/98 CD18 [1'03] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 06: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Track 34 on CDA66388 [1'09]
Track 34 on CDS44501/98 CD18 [1'09] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 07: O Lamm Gottes
Track 35 on CDA66388 [1'11]
Track 35 on CDS44501/98 CD18 [1'11] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 08: O Traurigkeit
Track 36 on CDA66388 [1'15]
Track 36 on CDS44501/98 CD18 [1'15] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Track 5 on LISZT1 CD2 [1'15] 2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted
No 09: Vexilla regis
Track 37 on CDA66388 [1'19]
Track 37 on CDS44501/98 CD18 [1'19] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 10: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan
Track 38 on CDA66388 [1'03]
Track 38 on CDS44501/98 CD18 [1'03] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
No 11: Wer nur den Lieben Gott lässt walten?
Track 39 on CDA66388 [0'57]
Track 39 on CDS44501/98 CD18 [0'57] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Choräle, S506a
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The piano versions of eleven of the twelve Chorales, better known, at least in catalogues, for they are never performed, as choral works, were also published for the first time in the New Liszt Edition in 1980. They are obviously intended for private performance and represent the simplest piano-writing to come from Liszt’s pen. As so often in these circumstances, Liszt has supplied copious fingering! In private, one may repeat the music as many times as the verses of the hymn allow. Here, only the structural repeated sections of chorale melodies are observed, in numbers 7 and 11. It will be seen immediately that the music to the sixth and eighth chorales is identical with the equivalent movements in Via Crucis—and it is not clear which version came first, although the introductions and codas seem to indicate that these chorales, at least, succeeded the longer work. Some of these chorales are Lutheran, others based on plainsong. The New Liszt Edition gives a thorough outline of the sources of melodies and texts for those interested. There is no clear order of these pieces in the sources, so the NLE presents them in alphabetical order, which is adopted on this recording. The titles may be translated: Hail blessed Cross; Jesus Christ (The five wounds); My soul doth magnify the Lord; Now thank we all our God; Now all the woods are silent; O sacred head sore wounded; O Lamb of God; O Sadness (on Good Friday); The Royal banners (a different setting from the one in Via Crucis); What God does is done well (different from the version in the ‘Weinen, Klagen’ Variations) and If thou but suffer God to guide thee. There are many instances of very personal harmonic colourings in Liszt’s versions—from which many a hymn book might benefit!

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1990

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Details for CDA66388 track 34
O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-38834
Duration
1'09
Recording date
6 October 1989
Recording venue
St Peter's Church, Petersham, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 18 Track 34
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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