Dvorak : Als die alte Mutter, Op. 55, No. 4 - Alto

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Als die alte Mutter, Op. 55, No. 4

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Dvorak, Antonin (1841-1904)
Sheet music for : Voice (5/6 : Low) and piano

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Als die alte Mutter, Op. 55, No. 4

Songs my mother taught me - Kdyz mne stara matka - B 104 - S 73

This song Als die alte Mutter [Songs My Mother Taught Me - Kdyz mne stara matka] was composed in 1880 by Antonin Dvorak.

It is the fourth of seven songs in Dvorak's Zigeunermelodien, Op. 55.

It is also the most popular song in the entire cycle.

It was originally composed for tenor voice and piano in the key of D Major.

This song Als die alte Mutter has a beautiful melody and strong emotional impact.

It has the following musical structure :
  • Prelude : measures 1 to 8
  • Stanza 1 : measures 9 to 24
  • Interlude : measures 23 to 28
  • Stanza 2 : measures 29 to 46
  • Postlude : measures 45 to 50
This song Als die alte Mutter features an unusual rhythmical structure : the vocal line is written in 2/4 time, while the piano accompaniment is in 6/8 time.

Songs my mother taught me is one of the most famous songs in the world concert repertoire.

It exists in numerous vocal and instrumental arrangements.

This score is a transposition for alto voice with piano accompaniment.

It is set in the key of G Major.

The vocal range is B3 to C5.

This song is appropriate for Grade 9 alto singers.

Duration : 02:11

Source : Antonin Dvorak, Zigeunermelodien, B 104, S 73, Op. 55 (Berlin, 1880).

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