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Serenade Op 29 & Variations Op 21-OB/GUITAR

Composer: Neumann, Heinrich

Publisher: Doblinger (Austria)

Edition: 59967


Swiss Serenade Op 29
Variations on Schubert's "Sehnsuchtswalzer" Op 29
for clarinet (oboe, flute, violin) and guitar
by Heinrich Neumann (1792-1861)- Austrian composer

Edited by Stefan Hackl

This is really two separate pieces. The Swiss Serenade Op 29 and the Variations on a Theme of Schubert Op 21. Set also includes solo part for clarinet, flute, or violin. 

Heumann published numerous works for various wind ensembles in the first half of the 19th century; among these were several cycles for the rare combination of clarinet and guitar. The Swiss Serenade is one of these, and has allusions to folklore, drone effects, and original rhythms. The original work was for C clarinet- parts for clarinet in Bb, flute, violin, and oboe are presented with this edition. 

Franz Schubert's "Sehnsuchtswalzer" (yearning) spread through the 19th century like a folk melody. At first it was "Trauerwalzer" (tragic waltz) by Anton Diabelli in a piano solo arrangement and in a version for flute and guitar, and becasme a popular hit via the opera "Dreimaderlhaus" by Berte. On the title-sheet of Neumann's variations, the melody is ascribed to Beethoven.