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[1797 - 1828]

link to biography of Schubert

Nachtgesang [Nightsong]

arranged for symphony orchestra by Mark Starr
from Schubert's original for voice and piano

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With this sublime melody, Schubert gave expression to Goethe's poem Nachtgesang, saying 'farewell' with music.

In this orchestration by Mark Starr, both members of the orchestra and the mezzo-soprano soloist say 'farewell' as night becomes sleep.

Starry Night, by Van Gogh

The full score of this orchestration is available for perusal, audition, purchase, downloading and printing on the website
www.sibeliusmusic.com.  Here is a link to the full score:


The orchestral parts for this orchestration are available on rental from Noteworthy Musical Editions for concert performances and/or recordings.


2 flutes
2 oboes
2 clarinets
2 bassoons

4 horns
2 trumpets
3 trombones

mezzo-soprano solo


duration: 4 minutes

Mark Starr's orchestration of Schubert's Nachtgesang is copyright and registered with ASCAP.