Hermann Berens d.ä. (1826−1880)

Dorfgeschichten. Ländliche Scenen [sic] für das Pianoforte

opus 40

I. In der Kapelle
II. Hochzeits-Marsch
III. Tanz um den Maibaum
IV. Wandernde Zigeuner
V. Die Vesperglocke
VI. Abends beim Mondenschein

  • Year of composition: Uncertain (Svenskt Biografiskt Lexikon mentions 1854 for op. 39 and 1855 for op. 47)
  • Work category: Piano
  • Dedication: 'seinem Freunde Dr. J. A. Josephson' (according to the printed score)
  • Duration: Approx. 15-20 min

Examples of printed editions

B. Schott's Söhnen, Mainz, ed. no. 15615
(Hans Ahlborg Musik, 2007)

Description of work

I. Andante religioso E-flat major 4/4 (C)
II. Allegro moderato G major - C major - G major 4/4 (C)
III. Allegro non tanto C major - F major - B-flat major - C major 3/4
IV. Allegro vivace G minor - E-flat major - G minor 2/4
V. Andante con moto 12/8 F major
VI. Andantino quasi Allegretto A major 6/8