2016 marks the first centenary of the death of Max Reger. In addition to his best-known field of creativity – Organ music – his choral compositions form another major part of his oeuvre.
This edition contains a selection of his sacred a cappella choral works. Their scoring, level of difficulty and length make them ideal for choirs who are wary of tackling the large-scale Op.110 motets. For the first time, the selection of works includes the previously unpublished Acht Grabgesänge (1900). The pieces are arranged in chronological order, culminating in the well-known cycle of Acht geistliche Gesänge op. 138 (1914).
- Tantum ergo Sacramentum (1895)
- Maria Himmelsfreud! (1899-1900)
- Acht Grabgesänge (ca. 1900)
- Acht Marienlieder op. 61d (1901)
- Sechs Trauergesänge op. 61g (1901)
- Palmsonntagmorgen (1902)
- Vier Kirchengesänge (1904)
- Easter motet: Lasset uns den Herren preisen (1911)
- Abschiedslied (1914)
- Acht geistliche Gesänge op. 138 (1914)
Michael Chizzali has been a scholarly assistant at the Institute of Musicology in Weimar-Jena (Germany) since 2014. His dissertation on Reger’s contemporary, the Tyrolean composer Josef Gasser (1873-1957), was published in Innsbruck in 2014.
- All extant sources consulted
- Edition for the first centenary of Reger’s death
- Cross-section of Reger’s music for a cappella choir
- Foreword (Ger/Eng) and Critical Commentary (Eng)