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Acht Lieder

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Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss (trans. Toshinari Iijima)

This work bears the designation Opus 10.

General Info

Year: 1885 / 2017
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Songs
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $120.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


1. Allerseelen – 3:15
2. Nichts - 1:20
3. Zueignung – 2:10


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (I & II div.)
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet (optional)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III (I doubling Flugelhorn)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (div.)
Tuba (div.)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

8 Poems, Op. 10 (Acht Lieder), written in 1885, is Strauss's first collection of songs and one of his earlier works. Lyrics were from poetry collections by the Austrian Hermann von Gilm. Titled Gedichte aus Letzte Blatter, the words beautifully capture reflections of days with a passed loved one.

In this work, I have chosen and made arrangements from 1. Zueignung, 2. Nichts, and 8. Allerseelen.

- Program Note by arranger

Allerseelen, Nichts and Zueignung from Acht Lieder, Op. 10 by Richard Strauss have been orchestrated for wind ensemble by Toshinari Iijima. The text was written by Austrian Hermann von Gilm in his Gedichte aus Letze Blatter on the subject of reflecting on memories of times with a passed loved one. The melodies from the original solo songs have been artfully woven into settings that highlight the rich colors of the woodwinds and brass.

- Program Note from University of Louisville Wind Ensemble concert program, 19 September 2021

Allerseelen (All Souls' Day) is an art song for voice and piano composed by Richard Strauss in 1885, setting a poem by the Austrian poet Hermann von Gilm from his collection Letzte Blätter (Last Pages). It is the last in a collection of eight songs which were all settings of Gilm poems from the same volume entitled Acht Lieder aus Letzte Blätter (Eight Songs from Last Pages), the first collection of songs Strauss ever published as Op. 10 in 1885, including also Zueignung (Dedication) and Die Nacht (The Night).

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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