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Evening Prayer (Humperdinck)

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Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert Humperdinck (arr. Robert van Beringen)

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Subtitle: Abendsegen from Hänsel und Gretel

General Info

Year: 1893 / 1999
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €82.00   |   Score Only (print) - €20.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Low Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This beautiful long flowing melody comes from Humperdinck’s famous opera Hansel and Gretel (1893). In addition to being a delightful concert work it is also a useful as a tone study for practicing playing in a legato style.

- Program Note from publisher

Hansel and Gretel (German: Hänsel und Gretel) is an opera by nineteenth-century composer Engelbert Humperdinck, who described it as a Märchenoper (fairy-tale opera). The libretto was written by Humperdinck's sister, Adelheid Wette, based on the Grimm brothers' fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. It is much admired for its folk music-inspired themes, one of the most famous being the Abendsegen (Evening Benediction) from act 2.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Northshore Concert Band (Evanston, Ill.) (Mallory Thompson, conductor) – 18 February 2018

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