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An Evening Prayer (from Hansel and Gretel)
Composer
Engelbert Humperdinck
Arranger
Robert Childs
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£ 19.95
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Difficulty Level
-
Instrumentation
Brass Sextet
Duration
00:03:30
Description

An Evening Prayer is from Act II of Engelbert Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel, an opera described by the composer himself as a fairy opera. The libretto was written by Humperdinck's sister Adelheid Wette and is based on the Grimms' Hansel and Gretel. It was first performed in Weimar on December 23, 1893.

The scene is set in a scary forest at night and Hansel and Gretel are freighted. A caring Sandman comforts and reassures them. He tells them that fourteen Angels will protect them until morning.

This arrangement was commissioned by Black Dyke Band as part of the Arts Council Recovery Grant.

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