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Sonata in G - Das zerbrochene Ringlein

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Uploaded by: NeoBarock (09/24/22)
Composer: * My Own Composition
Sample Set: Ivy Audio - Piano in 162 sfz
Software: GrandOrgue
Genre: Romantic
I have been working on this sonata for a long time, now the good piece is finished. It is - as so often - in three parts (ABC) and consists of a 4-part song movement, a 3-part trio (of course 3 voices, otherwise it wouldn't be a trio) and a large-scale, strict 4-part fugue. We hear the parts in the order A-B-A-C-A. The melody is a very well-known folk tune, and the text is also quite well-known, coming from none other than Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, with whom I had close contact in my German class and could recite many of his poems by heart. So now this one too:

Das zerbrochene Ringlein.

In einem kühlen Grunde
Da geht ein Mühlenrad
Mein’(a) Liebste(b) ist verschwunden,
Die dort gewohnet hat.

Sie hat mir Treu versprochen,
Gab mir ein’n Ring dabei,
Sie hat die Treu’ gebrochen,
Mein Ringlein sprang entzwei.

Ich möcht’ als Spielmann reisen
Weit in die Welt hinaus,
Und singen meine Weisen,
Und geh’n von Haus zu Haus.

Ich möcht’ als Reiter fliegen
Wohl in die blut’ge Schlacht,
Um stille Feuer liegen
Im Feld bei dunkler Nacht.

Hör’ ich das Mühlrad gehen:
Ich weiß nicht, was ich will —
Ich möcht’ am liebsten sterben,
Da wär’s auf einmal still!

The different timbres are controlled only by the velocity. I tried several organ sample sets, but - I'm sorry - it sounded best with this beautiful Steinway grand piano.

Have fun with my composition now!
Performance: MIDI
Recorded in: Stereo
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