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Erlkönig (Forest King), D.328 Op.1

Classical/Song • 1782 • Lyricist: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 
 
   
 

For low voice and piano

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (Forest King) for Deep Voice and Piano, D.328 Op.1


1.45 USD

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PDF, 549.8 Kb ID: SM-000021616 Upload date: 29 Apr 2010
Instrumentation
Piano, Voice
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Key
E minor
Arranger
Max Friedländer
Publisher
C.F. Peters
Language
German
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
1815
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For violin

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (Forest King). Arrangement for Violin, D.328 Op.1


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PDF, 583.0 Kb ID: SM-000035589 Upload date: 31 Aug 2010
Instrumentation
Violin
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
For a single performer
Key
G minor
Arranger
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
Publisher
Muzgiz
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
1815
Genre
Classical/Piece
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For violin

Title by uploader: The Forest King, for Violin, D.328 Op.1


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PDF, 1.64 Mb ID: SM-000066590 Upload date: 04 May 2011
Instrumentation
Violin
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
For a single performer
Key
G minor
Arranger
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
Difficulty
Advanced
Genre
Classical/Arrangement
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For orchestra

Title by uploader: Le roi des aulnes. Arrangement for Orchestra, D.328 Op.1


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PDF, 1.16 Mb ID: SM-000058925 Upload date: 02 Mar 2011
Instrumentation
Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, Cor anglais, Cornet, Trumpet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass, Timpani
Scored for
Symphonic orchestra
Type of score
Parts
Key
G minor
Arranger
Hector Berlioz
Publisher
G. Legouix
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
1815
Genre
Classical/Symphonic music
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For piano

Title by uploader: Le roi des aulnes (Forest King), for Piano, D.328 Op.1


1.45 USD

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PDF, 464.7 Kb ID: SM-000062869 Upload date: 05 Apr 2011
Instrumentation
Piano
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
Piano score
Key
G minor
Arranger
Stephen Heller
Publisher
Ries & Erler
Difficulty
Advanced
Genre
Classical/Arrangement
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Piano-vocal score

Title by uploader: Erlkönig, D.328 Op.1


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PDF, 578.0 Kb ID: SM-000003549 Upload date: 08 Aug 2005
Instrumentation
Piano, Voice
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Key
E minor
Publisher
Library
Language
German, French
Difficulty
Advanced
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Piano-vocal score

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (Forest King), D.328 Op.1


1.45 USD

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PDF, 1.97 Mb ID: SM-000021611 Upload date: 29 Apr 2010
Instrumentation
Piano, Voice
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Key
G minor
Publisher
C.F. Peters
Language
German
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
1815
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For voice and piano - first version

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (Forest King). First Version, D.328 Op.1


1.45 USD

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PDF, 508.5 Kb ID: SM-000021612 Upload date: 29 Apr 2010
Instrumentation
Piano, Voice
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Key
G minor
Publisher
Breitkopf und Härtel
Language
German
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
1815
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For voice and piano - second version

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (Forest King). Second Version, D.328 Op.1


1.45 USD

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PDF, 512.6 Kb ID: SM-000021613 Upload date: 29 Apr 2010
Instrumentation
Piano, Voice
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Key
G minor
Publisher
Breitkopf und Härtel
Language
German
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
1815
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For voice and piano - fourth version

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (Forest King). Fourth Version, D.328 Op.1


1.45 USD

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PDF, 537.0 Kb ID: SM-000021615 Upload date: 29 Apr 2010
Instrumentation
Piano, Voice
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Key
G minor
Publisher
Breitkopf und Härtel
Language
German
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
1815
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For voice and piano - third version

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (Forest King). Third Version, D.328 Op.1


1.45 USD

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PDF, 470.9 Kb ID: SM-000021614 Upload date: 29 Apr 2010
Instrumentation
Piano, Voice
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Key
G minor
Publisher
Breitkopf und Härtel
Language
German
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
1815
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For string quartet

Title by uploader: Erlking


7.50 USD

PDF, 573.7 Kb ID: SM-000162589 Upload date: 29 Apr 2012
Instrumentation
Violin, Viola, Cello
Scored for
Quartet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
G minor
Arranger
Andrei Visotsky
Genre
Classical/Arrangement
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For four or five cellos (cello quartet or quintet)

Title by uploader: Schubert's Erlkonig for four or five cellos (cello quartet / quintet)

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8.00 USD

ZIP, 813.9 Kb ID: SM-000088368 Upload date: 25 Feb 2012
Instrumentation
Cello
Scored for
Quartet, Quintet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
G minor
Arranger
Yellow Cello Music
Publisher
Yellow Cello Music
Difficulty
Advanced
Genre
Classical/Arrangement
A fun, challenging arrangement for four cellos, preferably five if you can find a fifth cellist. Originally for voice and piano, this version also has elements of Berlioz' and Liszt's orchestral adaptations.

Cellos 1-4 each take one of the vocal "parts"
Cello 1: the narrator
Cello 2: the son
Cello 3: the Erlkonig
Cello 4: the father

The accompanying parts are passed around among the players, so nobody is playing endless triplets. Parts 1-4 all get the melody and the opening "horse" theme.

All parts go into treble clef. All parts are difficult, but parts 4 and 5 are easier than the others.
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Arrangement for piano, S.558 No.4

Title by uploader: The Forest King (Arrangement for Piano), S.558 No.4


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PDF, 2.60 Mb ID: SM-000023972 Upload date: 18 May 2010
Instrumentation
Piano
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
Piano score
Key
G minor
Arranger
Franz Liszt
Publisher
Anton Diabelli
Difficulty
Advanced
Genre
Classical/Arrangement
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Piano-vocal score

Title by uploader: Erlkönig, for Voice and Piano, D.328 Op.1


1.45 USD

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PDF, 5.82 Mb ID: SM-000075958 Upload date: 25 Aug 2011
Instrumentation
Piano, Voice
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Key
G minor
Publisher
G. Schirmer
Language
English, German, French
Difficulty
Advanced
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Piano-vocal score

Title by uploader: Der Erlkönig, D.328


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PDF, 692.4 Kb ID: SM-000004434 Upload date: 04 Nov 2005
Instrumentation
Piano, Voice
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Movement(s)
1 to 1 from 1
Publisher
Library
Difficulty
Medium
Arrangement by N.Rubinstein.
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For voice and piano

Printable sheet music file • 10 pages, ID: SM-000158420
3.99
 
USD
Instrumentation
Piano, Voice
Genre
Classical
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Transcription for classical guitar (guitar tab)

Title by uploader: F. Schubert's 'Erlkonig' Transcription for Classical Guitar (Guitar Tab)


6.00 USD

PDF, 693.7 Kb ID: SM-000170244 Upload date: 03 Sep 2012
Instrumentation
Classical guitar
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
Tablature
Key
G minor
Arranger
Hiatama Workshop
Difficulty
Very difficult
Duration
6'0
Genre
Classical/Instrumental
This is a Classical Guitar Transcription of Erlkonig by F.Schubert.

This transcription is based on the notable arrangement of the song for solo violin by virtuoso Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, with a minor changes by the arranger to make it playable for the instrument.

THIS IS A GUITAR TAB.
This Transcription is written in G-minor,same as the original song, and with a Standard Tunning.
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Transcription for classical guitar

Title by uploader: F.Schubert's 'Erlkonig'. Transcription for the Classical Guitar


6.00 USD

PDF, 251.7 Kb ID: SM-000172143 Upload date: 11 Oct 2012
Instrumentation
Classical guitar
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
For a single performer
Key
G minor
Arranger
Hiatama Workshop
Publisher
Hiatama Workshop
Difficulty
Very difficult
Duration
5'0
Genre
Classical/Arrangement
This is a Classical Guitar Transcription of "Erlkonig" by F.Schubert. This transcription is based on the notable arrangement of the song for solo violin by virtuoso Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, with a minor changes by the arranger to make it playable for the instrument.

This Transcription is written in G-minor,same as the original song, and with a Standard Tunning.
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For baritone and two guitars

Title by uploader: Erlkönig for baritone and 2 guitars


9.00 USD

ZIP, 361.9 Kb ID: SM-000196973 Upload date: 08 Jan 2014
Instrumentation
Baritone, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
E minor
Arranger
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
German
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5'10
Year of composition
2014
This arrangement of Schubert's Erlkönig (The Erlking, the Elf King) is available in various versions
For details and links to all versions, and also arrangements of other Schubert songs, please visit
http://www.dwsolo.com/serif/schubert.html


The sound sample is an electronic preview.

The poem is by Goethe
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For mezzo or alto and two guitars

Title by uploader: Erlkönig for mezzo or alto and 2 guitars


9.00 USD

ZIP, 362.5 Kb ID: SM-000196974 Upload date: 08 Jan 2014
Instrumentation
Mezzo-soprano, Contralto, Countertenor, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
E minor
Arranger
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
German
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5'10
Year of composition
2014
This arrangement of Schubert's Erlkönig (The Erlking, the Elf King) is available in various versions
For details and links to all versions, and also arrangements of other Schubert songs, please visit
http://www.dwsolo.com/serif/schubert.html


The sound sample is an electronic preview.

The poem is by Goethe
  • Comments

For tenor and two guitars

Title by uploader: Erlkönig for tenor and 2 guitars


9.00 USD

ZIP, 368.9 Kb ID: SM-000196975 Upload date: 08 Jan 2014
Instrumentation
Tenor, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
G minor
Arranger
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
German
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5'10
Year of composition
2014
This arrangement of Schubert's Erlkönig (The Erlking, the Elf King) is available in various versions
For details and links to all versions, and also arrangements of other Schubert songs, please visit
http://www.dwsolo.com/serif/schubert.html


The sound sample is an electronic preview.

The poem is by Goethe
  • Comments

For soprano and two guitars

Title by uploader: Erlkönig for soprano and 2 guitars


9.00 USD

ZIP, 369.8 Kb ID: SM-000196976 Upload date: 08 Jan 2014
Instrumentation
Soprano, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
G minor
Arranger
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
German
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5'10
Year of composition
2014
This arrangement of Schubert's Erlkönig (The Erlking, the Elf King) is available in various versions
For details and links to all versions, and also arrangements of other Schubert songs, please visit
http://www.dwsolo.com/serif/schubert.html


The sound sample is an electronic preview.

The poem is by Goethe
  • Comments

For baritone and two guitars (english text)

Title by uploader: The Erlking for baritone and two guitars


9.00 USD

ZIP, 377.8 Kb ID: SM-000196969 Upload date: 08 Jan 2014
Instrumentation
Baritone, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
E minor
Arranger
David W Solomons
Translator
Walter Scott
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
English
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5'10
Year of composition
2014
This arrangement of Schubert's Erlkönig (The Erlking, the Elf King) is available in various versions
For details and links to all versions, and also arrangements of other Schubert songs, please visit
http://www.dwsolo.com/serif/schubert.html


The sound sample is an electronic preview.
The poem is by Goethe
The English version is based mainly on the translation by Walter Scott.
  • Comments

For mezzo or alto and two guitars (english text)

Title by uploader: The Erlking for mezzo or alto and 2 guitars


9.00 USD

ZIP, 377.9 Kb ID: SM-000196970 Upload date: 08 Jan 2014
Instrumentation
Mezzo-soprano, Contralto, Countertenor, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
E minor
Arranger
David W Solomons
Translator
Walter Scott
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
English
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5'10
Year of composition
2014
This arrangement of Schubert's Erlkönig (The Erlking, the Elf King) is available in various versions
For details and links to all versions, and also arrangements of other Schubert songs, please visit
http://www.dwsolo.com/serif/schubert.html


The sound sample is an electronic preview.

The poem is by Goethe
The English version is based mainly on the translation by Walter Scott.
  • Comments

For tenor and two guitars (english text)

Title by uploader: The Erlking for tenor and 2 guitars


9.00 USD

ZIP, 384.4 Kb ID: SM-000196971 Upload date: 08 Jan 2014
Instrumentation
Tenor, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
G minor
Arranger
David W Solomons
Translator
Walter Scott
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
English
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5'10
Year of composition
2014
This arrangement of Schubert's Erlkönig (The Erlking, the Elf King) is available in various versions
For details and links to all versions, and also arrangements of other Schubert songs, please visit
http://www.dwsolo.com/serif/schubert.html


The sound sample is an electronic preview.

The poem is by Goethe
The English version is based mainly on the translation by Walter Scott.
  • Comments

For soprano and two guitars (english text)

Title by uploader: The Erlking for soprano and 2 guitars


9.00 USD

ZIP, 385.0 Kb ID: SM-000196972 Upload date: 08 Jan 2014
Instrumentation
Soprano, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
G minor
Arranger
David W Solomons
Translator
Walter Scott
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
English
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5'10
Year of composition
2014
This arrangement of Schubert's Erlkönig (The Erlking, the Elf King) is available in various versions
For details and links to all versions, and also arrangements of other Schubert songs, please visit
http://www.dwsolo.com/serif/schubert.html


The sound sample is an electronic preview.

The poem is by Goethe
The English version is based mainly on the translation by Walter Scott.
  • Comments

For high voice and six guitars

Title by uploader: Erlkönig for high voice and 6 guitars


12.00 USD

ZIP, 606.8 Kb ID: SM-000197102 Upload date: 13 Jan 2014
Instrumentation
Soprano, Tenor, Voice, Classical guitar
Scored for
Septet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
G minor
Arranger
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
German
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5'0
Year of composition
2014
Arrangement for 6 guitars and voice of Schubert's Erlkönig
The German poem is by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Other arrangements are available, including versions with 2 guitars and voice.
These "6 guitars and voice" versions are easier to play because the single repeated notes
in each part can be performed using the traditional a-m-i-a-m-i fingering on the right hand
whereas the "2 guitars and voice" versions require rapid repeated chords

The zip file contains score and all separate parts

The sound sample is an electronic preview using clarinet for the vocal part.

For all versions of my Schubert arrangements with guitar / guitars
please visit my Schubert page:
http://www.dwsolo.com/serif/schubert.html
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For low voice and six guitars

Title by uploader: Erlkönig for low voice and 6 guitars


12.00 USD

ZIP, 599.4 Kb ID: SM-000197103 Upload date: 13 Jan 2014
Instrumentation
Mezzo-soprano, Contralto, Countertenor, Baritone, Voice, Classical guitar
Scored for
Septet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
E minor
Arranger
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
German
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5'0
Year of composition
2014
Arrangement for 6 guitars and voice of Schubert's Erlkönig
The German poem is by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Other arrangements are available, including versions with 2 guitars and voice.
These "6 guitars and voice" versions are easier to play because the single repeated notes
in each part can be performed using the traditional a-m-i-a-m-i fingering on the right hand
whereas the "2 guitars and voice" versions require rapid repeated chords

The zip file contains score and all separate parts

The sound sample is an electronic preview using clarinet for the vocal part.

For all versions of my Schubert arrangements with guitar / guitars
please visit my Schubert page:
http://www.dwsolo.com/serif/schubert.html
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For high voice and six guitars (english text)

Title by uploader: The Erlking for high voice and 6 guitars


12.00 USD

ZIP, 683.4 Kb ID: SM-000197100 Upload date: 13 Jan 2014
Instrumentation
Soprano, Tenor, Voice, Classical guitar
Scored for
Septet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
G minor
Arranger
David W Solomons
Translator
Walter Scott
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
English
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5'0
Year of composition
2014
Arrangement for 6 guitars and voice of Schubert's Erlkönig
The original German poem is by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The English version is loosely based on Sir Walter Scott's translation

Other arrangements are available, including versions with 2 guitars and voice.
These "6 guitars and voice" versions are easier to play because the single repeated notes
in each part can be performed using the traditional a-m-i-a-m-i fingering on the right hand
whereas the "2 guitars and voice" versions require rapid repeated chords

The zip file contains score and all separate parts

The sound sample is an electronic preview using clarinet for the vocal part.

For all versions of my Schubert arrangements with guitar / guitars
please visit my Schubert page:
http://www.dwsolo.com/serif/schubert.html
  • Comments

For low voice and six guitars (english text)

Title by uploader: The Erlking for low voice and 6 guitars


12.00 USD

ZIP, 676.7 Kb ID: SM-000197101 Upload date: 13 Jan 2014
Instrumentation
Mezzo-soprano, Contralto, Countertenor, Baritone, Voice, Classical guitar
Scored for
Septet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
E minor
Arranger
David W Solomons
Translator
Walter Scott
Publisher
David W Solomons
Language
English
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5'0
Year of composition
2014
Arrangement for 6 guitars and voice of Schubert's Erlkönig
The original German poem is by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The English version is loosely based on Sir Walter Scott's translation

Other arrangements are available, including versions with 2 guitars and voice.
These "6 guitars and voice" versions are easier to play because the single repeated notes
in each part can be performed using the traditional a-m-i-a-m-i fingering on the right hand
whereas the "2 guitars and voice" versions require rapid repeated chords

The zip file contains score and all separate parts

The sound sample is an electronic preview using clarinet for the vocal part.

For all versions of my Schubert arrangements with guitar / guitars
please visit my Schubert page:
http://www.dwsolo.com/serif/schubert.html
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For medium voice and piano

Title by uploader: Erlkönig, Medium Voice, D.328


2.49 USD

PDF, 606.9 Kb ID: SM-000203759 Upload date: 12 Apr 2014
Instrumentation
Piano, Voice
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Key
F minor
Publisher
C.F. Peters
Language
German
Erlkönig D.328, Medium Voice in F Minor, F. Schubert. Transposition for Medium Voice. Schubert Lieder Medium Edition, Vol I. Peters Friedlaender (PD). 6pp. For Mezzo or Baritone. Sheet Music (A4). High Resolution scans (600 dpi) for immediate download.
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For high voice and piano

Title by uploader: Erlkönig, High Voice, D.328


2.49 USD

PDF, 1.03 Mb ID: SM-000205943 Upload date: 16 May 2014
Instrumentation
Piano, Voice
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Key
G minor
Publisher
C.F. Peters
Language
German
Erlkönig D.328, High Voice in G Minor, F. Schubert (Original Key). Schubert Lieder Edition for High Voice, Vol I. Peters Friedlaender (PD). 6pp. For Soprano or Tenor. Sheet Music (A4). High Resolution scans (600 dpi) for immediate download.
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For clarinet and 2 guitars

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (The Erlking) for clarinet and 2 guitars


12.00 USD

PDF, 616.5 Kb ID: SM-000338931 Upload date: 02 Aug 2018
Instrumentation
Clarinet, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Arranger
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
2018
Genre
Classical/Instrumental
Instrumental arrangement of Schubert's dramatic song Erlkönig -
the version with 2 guitars is advanced for the guitarists,
the version with 6 guitars is relatively easy for the guitarists.

(Versions for voice and 2 guitars and voice and for 6 guitars and voice are also available)

The pdf file contains score and parts.
The sound sample is an electronic preview.


Original words by Goethe (English translation follows below)

Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?
Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind;
Er hat den Knaben wohl in dem Arm,
Er faßt ihn sicher, er hält ihn warm.
“Mein Sohn, was birgst du so bang dein Gesicht?”–
“Siehst, Vater, du den Erlkönig nicht?
Den Erlenkönig mit Kron und Schweif?”–
“Mein Sohn, es ist ein Nebelstreif.”–
“Du liebes Kind, komm, geh mit mir!
Gar schöne Spiele spiel ich mit dir;
Manch bunte Blumen sind an dem Strand,
Meine Mutter hat manch gülden Gewand.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und hörest du nicht,
Was Erlenkönig mir leise verspricht?”–
“Sei ruhig, bleibe ruhig, mein Kind;
In dürren Blättern säuselt der Wind.”–
“Willst, feiner Knabe, du mit mir gehn?
Meine Töchter sollen dich warten schön;
Meine Töchter führen den nächtlichen Reihn,
Und wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein, sie wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und siehst du nicht dort
Erlkönigs Töchter am düstern Ort?”–
“Mein Sohn, mein Sohn, ich seh es genau:
Es scheinen die alten Weiden so grau.”–
“Ich liebe dich, mich reizt deine schöne Gestalt;
Und bist du nicht willig, so brauch ich Gewalt.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, jetzt faßt er mich an!
Erlkönig hat mir ein Leids getan!”–
Dem Vater grausets, er reitet geschwind,
Er hält in den Armen das ächzende Kind,
Erreicht den Hof mit Müh' und Not;
In seinen Armen das Kind war tot!

(English singing translation)
O who rides by night through woodlands wild?
It is the father embracing his child;
And close the boy nestles in his loved arm,
From blast of tempest to keep him warm.

"O father, see yonder! see yonder!" he says;
"My boy, on what dost thou fearfully gaze?"
"O, 'tis the ErlKing with crown and shroud."
"No, son, it is but a dark'ning cloud."

"O come with me, thou lovely child;
In sport and play will thy time be beguiled
So many flowers are on the shore
And my mother will give you pretty clothes and more."

"O father, my father, and did you not hear
The ErlKing whisper so low in my ear?"
"Be quiet, dearest child, be at ease;
'Twas but the wild blast among the trees."
O wilt thou go with me my boy
my daughter fair shall attend thee with joy
she will bear thee on through wet and through wild and hug thee and kiss thee and sing to my child."
"O Father O Father and saw you not plain
The Erlking's daughter glide through the rain?"
"Oh no my child I knew it full soon,
it was the grey willow under the moon."
"O come my boy no longer delay, come I say!
or else, silly child, I will drag thee away!"
"O Father o Father o now keep your hold
Erlking has seized me his hand is cold!" Sore trembled father he spurr'ed through the wild
while close to his bosom he clasped his dear child
He reaches his dwelling in dread.
Clasped to his bosom the child was dead!
  • Comments

For low voice and piano

Title by uploader: Erlkönig, Low Voice, D.328


2.49 USD

PDF, 1.09 Mb ID: SM-000324612 Upload date: 24 Jan 2018
Instrumentation
Piano, Voice
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Key
A minor
Publisher
C.F. Peters
Language
German
Erlkönig D.328, Low Voice in E minor, F. Schubert. Schubert Lieder Edition for Low Voice, Vol I. Peters Friedlaender (PD). 6pp. For Contralto or Bass. Sheet Music (A4). High Resolution scans (600 dpi) for immediate download.
  • Comments

For flute and 2 guitars

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (The Erlking) for flute and 2 guitars


12.00 USD

PDF, 621.0 Kb ID: SM-000338932 Upload date: 02 Aug 2018
Instrumentation
Flute, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Arranger
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
2018
Genre
Classical/Instrumental
Instrumental arrangement of Schubert's dramatic song Erlkönig -
the version with 2 guitars is advanced for the guitarists,
the version with 6 guitars is relatively easy for the guitarists.

(Versions for voice and 2 guitars and voice and 6 guitars and voice are also available)

The pdf file contains score and parts.
The sound sample is an electronic preview.


Original words by Goethe (English translation follows below)

Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?
Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind;
Er hat den Knaben wohl in dem Arm,
Er faßt ihn sicher, er hält ihn warm.
“Mein Sohn, was birgst du so bang dein Gesicht?”–
“Siehst, Vater, du den Erlkönig nicht?
Den Erlenkönig mit Kron und Schweif?”–
“Mein Sohn, es ist ein Nebelstreif.”–
“Du liebes Kind, komm, geh mit mir!
Gar schöne Spiele spiel ich mit dir;
Manch bunte Blumen sind an dem Strand,
Meine Mutter hat manch gülden Gewand.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und hörest du nicht,
Was Erlenkönig mir leise verspricht?”–
“Sei ruhig, bleibe ruhig, mein Kind;
In dürren Blättern säuselt der Wind.”–
“Willst, feiner Knabe, du mit mir gehn?
Meine Töchter sollen dich warten schön;
Meine Töchter führen den nächtlichen Reihn,
Und wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein, sie wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und siehst du nicht dort
Erlkönigs Töchter am düstern Ort?”–
“Mein Sohn, mein Sohn, ich seh es genau:
Es scheinen die alten Weiden so grau.”–
“Ich liebe dich, mich reizt deine schöne Gestalt;
Und bist du nicht willig, so brauch ich Gewalt.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, jetzt faßt er mich an!
Erlkönig hat mir ein Leids getan!”–
Dem Vater grausets, er reitet geschwind,
Er hält in den Armen das ächzende Kind,
Erreicht den Hof mit Müh' und Not;
In seinen Armen das Kind war tot!

(English singing translation)
O who rides by night through woodlands wild?
It is the father embracing his child;
And close the boy nestles in his loved arm,
From blast of tempest to keep him warm.

"O father, see yonder! see yonder!" he says;
"My boy, on what dost thou fearfully gaze?"
"O, 'tis the ErlKing with crown and shroud."
"No, son, it is but a dark'ning cloud."

"O come with me, thou lovely child;
In sport and play will thy time be beguiled
So many flowers are on the shore
And my mother will give you pretty clothes and more."

"O father, my father, and did you not hear
The ErlKing whisper so low in my ear?"
"Be quiet, dearest child, be at ease;
'Twas but the wild blast among the trees."
O wilt thou go with me my boy
my daughter fair shall attend thee with joy
she will bear thee on through wet and through wild and hug thee and kiss thee and sing to my child."
"O Father O Father and saw you not plain
The Erlking's daughter glide through the rain?"
"Oh no my child I knew it full soon,
it was the grey willow under the moon."
"O come my boy no longer delay, come I say!
or else, silly child, I will drag thee away!"
"O Father o Father o now keep your hold
Erlking has seized me his hand is cold!" Sore trembled father he spurr'ed through the wild
while close to his bosom he clasped his dear child
He reaches his dwelling in dread.
Clasped to his bosom the child was dead!
  • Comments

For bassoon and 2 guitars

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (The Erlking) for bassoon and 2 guitars


12.00 USD

PDF, 614.6 Kb ID: SM-000338966 Upload date: 03 Aug 2018
Instrumentation
Bassoon, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Arranger
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
2018
Genre
Classical/Instrumental
Instrumental arrangement of Schubert's dramatic song Erlkönig
(Versions for voice and 2 guitars and for voice and 6 guitars are also available)

The pdf file contains score and parts.
The sound sample is an electronic preview.


Original words by Goethe (English translation follows below)

Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?
Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind;
Er hat den Knaben wohl in dem Arm,
Er faßt ihn sicher, er hält ihn warm.
“Mein Sohn, was birgst du so bang dein Gesicht?”–
“Siehst, Vater, du den Erlkönig nicht?
Den Erlenkönig mit Kron und Schweif?”–
“Mein Sohn, es ist ein Nebelstreif.”–
“Du liebes Kind, komm, geh mit mir!
Gar schöne Spiele spiel ich mit dir;
Manch bunte Blumen sind an dem Strand,
Meine Mutter hat manch gülden Gewand.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und hörest du nicht,
Was Erlenkönig mir leise verspricht?”–
“Sei ruhig, bleibe ruhig, mein Kind;
In dürren Blättern säuselt der Wind.”–
“Willst, feiner Knabe, du mit mir gehn?
Meine Töchter sollen dich warten schön;
Meine Töchter führen den nächtlichen Reihn,
Und wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein, sie wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und siehst du nicht dort
Erlkönigs Töchter am düstern Ort?”–
“Mein Sohn, mein Sohn, ich seh es genau:
Es scheinen die alten Weiden so grau.”–
“Ich liebe dich, mich reizt deine schöne Gestalt;
Und bist du nicht willig, so brauch ich Gewalt.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, jetzt faßt er mich an!
Erlkönig hat mir ein Leids getan!”–
Dem Vater grausets, er reitet geschwind,
Er hält in den Armen das ächzende Kind,
Erreicht den Hof mit Müh' und Not;
In seinen Armen das Kind war tot!

(English singing translation)
O who rides by night through woodlands wild?
It is the father embracing his child;
And close the boy nestles in his loved arm,
From blast of tempest to keep him warm.

"O father, see yonder! see yonder!" he says;
"My boy, on what dost thou fearfully gaze?"
"O, 'tis the ErlKing with crown and shroud."
"No, son, it is but a dark'ning cloud."

"O come with me, thou lovely child;
In sport and play will thy time be beguiled
So many flowers are on the shore
And my mother will give you pretty clothes and more."

"O father, my father, and did you not hear
The ErlKing whisper so low in my ear?"
"Be quiet, dearest child, be at ease;
'Twas but the wild blast among the trees."
O wilt thou go with me my boy
my daughter fair shall attend thee with joy
she will bear thee on through wet and through wild and hug thee and kiss thee and sing to my child."
"O Father O Father and saw you not plain
The Erlking's daughter glide through the rain?"
"Oh no my child I knew it full soon,
it was the grey willow under the moon."
"O come my boy no longer delay, come I say!
or else, silly child, I will drag thee away!"
"O Father o Father o now keep your hold
Erlking has seized me his hand is cold!" Sore trembled father he spurr'ed through the wild
while close to his bosom he clasped his dear child
He reaches his dwelling in dread.
Clasped to his bosom the child was dead!
  • Comments

For cello and 2 guitars

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (The Erlking) for cello and 2 guitars


12.00 USD

PDF, 614.3 Kb ID: SM-000338967 Upload date: 03 Aug 2018
Instrumentation
Cello, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Arranger
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
2018
Genre
Classical/Instrumental
Instrumental arrangement of Schubert's dramatic song Erlkönig -

(Versions for voice and 2 guitars and for voice and 6 guitars are also available)

The pdf file contains score and parts.
The sound sample is an electronic preview.


Original words by Goethe (English translation follows below)

Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?
Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind;
Er hat den Knaben wohl in dem Arm,
Er faßt ihn sicher, er hält ihn warm.
“Mein Sohn, was birgst du so bang dein Gesicht?”–
“Siehst, Vater, du den Erlkönig nicht?
Den Erlenkönig mit Kron und Schweif?”–
“Mein Sohn, es ist ein Nebelstreif.”–
“Du liebes Kind, komm, geh mit mir!
Gar schöne Spiele spiel ich mit dir;
Manch bunte Blumen sind an dem Strand,
Meine Mutter hat manch gülden Gewand.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und hörest du nicht,
Was Erlenkönig mir leise verspricht?”–
“Sei ruhig, bleibe ruhig, mein Kind;
In dürren Blättern säuselt der Wind.”–
“Willst, feiner Knabe, du mit mir gehn?
Meine Töchter sollen dich warten schön;
Meine Töchter führen den nächtlichen Reihn,
Und wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein, sie wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und siehst du nicht dort
Erlkönigs Töchter am düstern Ort?”–
“Mein Sohn, mein Sohn, ich seh es genau:
Es scheinen die alten Weiden so grau.”–
“Ich liebe dich, mich reizt deine schöne Gestalt;
Und bist du nicht willig, so brauch ich Gewalt.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, jetzt faßt er mich an!
Erlkönig hat mir ein Leids getan!”–
Dem Vater grausets, er reitet geschwind,
Er hält in den Armen das ächzende Kind,
Erreicht den Hof mit Müh' und Not;
In seinen Armen das Kind war tot!

(English singing translation)
O who rides by night through woodlands wild?
It is the father embracing his child;
And close the boy nestles in his loved arm,
From blast of tempest to keep him warm.

"O father, see yonder! see yonder!" he says;
"My boy, on what dost thou fearfully gaze?"
"O, 'tis the ErlKing with crown and shroud."
"No, son, it is but a dark'ning cloud."

"O come with me, thou lovely child;
In sport and play will thy time be beguiled
So many flowers are on the shore
And my mother will give you pretty clothes and more."

"O father, my father, and did you not hear
The ErlKing whisper so low in my ear?"
"Be quiet, dearest child, be at ease;
'Twas but the wild blast among the trees."
O wilt thou go with me my boy
my daughter fair shall attend thee with joy
she will bear thee on through wet and through wild and hug thee and kiss thee and sing to my child."
"O Father O Father and saw you not plain
The Erlking's daughter glide through the rain?"
"Oh no my child I knew it full soon,
it was the grey willow under the moon."
"O come my boy no longer delay, come I say!
or else, silly child, I will drag thee away!"
"O Father o Father o now keep your hold
Erlking has seized me his hand is cold!" Sore trembled father he spurr'ed through the wild
while close to his bosom he clasped his dear child
He reaches his dwelling in dread.
Clasped to his bosom the child was dead!
  • Comments

For clarinet and 6 guitars

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (The Erlking) for clarinet and 6 guitars


12.00 USD

PDF, 1.06 Mb ID: SM-000338964 Upload date: 03 Aug 2018
Instrumentation
Clarinet, Classical guitar
Scored for
Septet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Arranger
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Medium
Year of composition
2018
Genre
Classical/Instrumental
Instrumental arrangement of Schubert's dramatic song Erlkönig -
the version with 2 guitars is advanced for the guitarists,
the version with 6 guitars is relatively easy for the guitarists.

(Versions for voice and 2 guitars and for voice and 6 guitars are also available)

The pdf file contains score and parts.
The sound sample is an electronic preview.


Original words by Goethe (English translation follows below)

Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?
Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind;
Er hat den Knaben wohl in dem Arm,
Er faßt ihn sicher, er hält ihn warm.
“Mein Sohn, was birgst du so bang dein Gesicht?”–
“Siehst, Vater, du den Erlkönig nicht?
Den Erlenkönig mit Kron und Schweif?”–
“Mein Sohn, es ist ein Nebelstreif.”–
“Du liebes Kind, komm, geh mit mir!
Gar schöne Spiele spiel ich mit dir;
Manch bunte Blumen sind an dem Strand,
Meine Mutter hat manch gülden Gewand.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und hörest du nicht,
Was Erlenkönig mir leise verspricht?”–
“Sei ruhig, bleibe ruhig, mein Kind;
In dürren Blättern säuselt der Wind.”–
“Willst, feiner Knabe, du mit mir gehn?
Meine Töchter sollen dich warten schön;
Meine Töchter führen den nächtlichen Reihn,
Und wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein, sie wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und siehst du nicht dort
Erlkönigs Töchter am düstern Ort?”–
“Mein Sohn, mein Sohn, ich seh es genau:
Es scheinen die alten Weiden so grau.”–
“Ich liebe dich, mich reizt deine schöne Gestalt;
Und bist du nicht willig, so brauch ich Gewalt.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, jetzt faßt er mich an!
Erlkönig hat mir ein Leids getan!”–
Dem Vater grausets, er reitet geschwind,
Er hält in den Armen das ächzende Kind,
Erreicht den Hof mit Müh' und Not;
In seinen Armen das Kind war tot!

(English singing translation)
O who rides by night through woodlands wild?
It is the father embracing his child;
And close the boy nestles in his loved arm,
From blast of tempest to keep him warm.

"O father, see yonder! see yonder!" he says;
"My boy, on what dost thou fearfully gaze?"
"O, 'tis the ErlKing with crown and shroud."
"No, son, it is but a dark'ning cloud."

"O come with me, thou lovely child;
In sport and play will thy time be beguiled
So many flowers are on the shore
And my mother will give you pretty clothes and more."

"O father, my father, and did you not hear
The ErlKing whisper so low in my ear?"
"Be quiet, dearest child, be at ease;
'Twas but the wild blast among the trees."
O wilt thou go with me my boy
my daughter fair shall attend thee with joy
she will bear thee on through wet and through wild and hug thee and kiss thee and sing to my child."
"O Father O Father and saw you not plain
The Erlking's daughter glide through the rain?"
"Oh no my child I knew it full soon,
it was the grey willow under the moon."
"O come my boy no longer delay, come I say!
or else, silly child, I will drag thee away!"
"O Father o Father o now keep your hold
Erlking has seized me his hand is cold!" Sore trembled father he spurr'ed through the wild
while close to his bosom he clasped his dear child
He reaches his dwelling in dread.
Clasped to his bosom the child was dead!
  • Comments

For cor anglais and 2 guitars

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (The Erlking) for cor anglais and 2 guitars


12.00 USD

PDF, 615.2 Kb ID: SM-000338968 Upload date: 03 Aug 2018
Instrumentation
Cor anglais, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Arranger
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
2018
Genre
Classical/Instrumental
Instrumental arrangement of Schubert's dramatic song Erlkönig -

(Versions for voice and 2 guitars and for voice and 6 guitars are also available)

The pdf file contains score and parts.
The sound sample is an electronic preview.


Original words by Goethe (English translation follows below)

Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?
Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind;
Er hat den Knaben wohl in dem Arm,
Er faßt ihn sicher, er hält ihn warm.
“Mein Sohn, was birgst du so bang dein Gesicht?”–
“Siehst, Vater, du den Erlkönig nicht?
Den Erlenkönig mit Kron und Schweif?”–
“Mein Sohn, es ist ein Nebelstreif.”–
“Du liebes Kind, komm, geh mit mir!
Gar schöne Spiele spiel ich mit dir;
Manch bunte Blumen sind an dem Strand,
Meine Mutter hat manch gülden Gewand.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und hörest du nicht,
Was Erlenkönig mir leise verspricht?”–
“Sei ruhig, bleibe ruhig, mein Kind;
In dürren Blättern säuselt der Wind.”–
“Willst, feiner Knabe, du mit mir gehn?
Meine Töchter sollen dich warten schön;
Meine Töchter führen den nächtlichen Reihn,
Und wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein, sie wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und siehst du nicht dort
Erlkönigs Töchter am düstern Ort?”–
“Mein Sohn, mein Sohn, ich seh es genau:
Es scheinen die alten Weiden so grau.”–
“Ich liebe dich, mich reizt deine schöne Gestalt;
Und bist du nicht willig, so brauch ich Gewalt.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, jetzt faßt er mich an!
Erlkönig hat mir ein Leids getan!”–
Dem Vater grausets, er reitet geschwind,
Er hält in den Armen das ächzende Kind,
Erreicht den Hof mit Müh' und Not;
In seinen Armen das Kind war tot!

(English singing translation)
O who rides by night through woodlands wild?
It is the father embracing his child;
And close the boy nestles in his loved arm,
From blast of tempest to keep him warm.

"O father, see yonder! see yonder!" he says;
"My boy, on what dost thou fearfully gaze?"
"O, 'tis the ErlKing with crown and shroud."
"No, son, it is but a dark'ning cloud."

"O come with me, thou lovely child;
In sport and play will thy time be beguiled
So many flowers are on the shore
And my mother will give you pretty clothes and more."

"O father, my father, and did you not hear
The ErlKing whisper so low in my ear?"
"Be quiet, dearest child, be at ease;
'Twas but the wild blast among the trees."
O wilt thou go with me my boy
my daughter fair shall attend thee with joy
she will bear thee on through wet and through wild and hug thee and kiss thee and sing to my child."
"O Father O Father and saw you not plain
The Erlking's daughter glide through the rain?"
"Oh no my child I knew it full soon,
it was the grey willow under the moon."
"O come my boy no longer delay, come I say!
or else, silly child, I will drag thee away!"
"O Father o Father o now keep your hold
Erlking has seized me his hand is cold!" Sore trembled father he spurr'ed through the wild
while close to his bosom he clasped his dear child
He reaches his dwelling in dread.
Clasped to his bosom the child was dead!
  • Comments

For flute and 6 guitars

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (The Erlking) for flute and 6 guitars


12.00 USD

PDF, 1.07 Mb ID: SM-000338965 Upload date: 03 Aug 2018
Instrumentation
Flute, Classical guitar
Scored for
Septet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Arranger
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Medium
Year of composition
2018
Genre
Classical/Instrumental
Instrumental arrangement of Schubert's dramatic song Erlkönig -
the version with 2 guitars is advanced for the guitarists,
the version with 6 guitars is relatively easy for the guitarists.

(Versions for voice and 2 guitars and for voice and 6 guitars are also available)

The pdf file contains score and parts.
The sound sample is an electronic preview.


Original words by Goethe (English translation follows below)

Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?
Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind;
Er hat den Knaben wohl in dem Arm,
Er faßt ihn sicher, er hält ihn warm.
“Mein Sohn, was birgst du so bang dein Gesicht?”–
“Siehst, Vater, du den Erlkönig nicht?
Den Erlenkönig mit Kron und Schweif?”–
“Mein Sohn, es ist ein Nebelstreif.”–
“Du liebes Kind, komm, geh mit mir!
Gar schöne Spiele spiel ich mit dir;
Manch bunte Blumen sind an dem Strand,
Meine Mutter hat manch gülden Gewand.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und hörest du nicht,
Was Erlenkönig mir leise verspricht?”–
“Sei ruhig, bleibe ruhig, mein Kind;
In dürren Blättern säuselt der Wind.”–
“Willst, feiner Knabe, du mit mir gehn?
Meine Töchter sollen dich warten schön;
Meine Töchter führen den nächtlichen Reihn,
Und wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein, sie wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und siehst du nicht dort
Erlkönigs Töchter am düstern Ort?”–
“Mein Sohn, mein Sohn, ich seh es genau:
Es scheinen die alten Weiden so grau.”–
“Ich liebe dich, mich reizt deine schöne Gestalt;
Und bist du nicht willig, so brauch ich Gewalt.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, jetzt faßt er mich an!
Erlkönig hat mir ein Leids getan!”–
Dem Vater grausets, er reitet geschwind,
Er hält in den Armen das ächzende Kind,
Erreicht den Hof mit Müh' und Not;
In seinen Armen das Kind war tot!

(English singing translation)
O who rides by night through woodlands wild?
It is the father embracing his child;
And close the boy nestles in his loved arm,
From blast of tempest to keep him warm.

"O father, see yonder! see yonder!" he says;
"My boy, on what dost thou fearfully gaze?"
"O, 'tis the ErlKing with crown and shroud."
"No, son, it is but a dark'ning cloud."

"O come with me, thou lovely child;
In sport and play will thy time be beguiled
So many flowers are on the shore
And my mother will give you pretty clothes and more."

"O father, my father, and did you not hear
The ErlKing whisper so low in my ear?"
"Be quiet, dearest child, be at ease;
'Twas but the wild blast among the trees."
O wilt thou go with me my boy
my daughter fair shall attend thee with joy
she will bear thee on through wet and through wild and hug thee and kiss thee and sing to my child."
"O Father O Father and saw you not plain
The Erlking's daughter glide through the rain?"
"Oh no my child I knew it full soon,
it was the grey willow under the moon."
"O come my boy no longer delay, come I say!
or else, silly child, I will drag thee away!"
"O Father o Father o now keep your hold
Erlking has seized me his hand is cold!" Sore trembled father he spurr'ed through the wild
while close to his bosom he clasped his dear child
He reaches his dwelling in dread.
Clasped to his bosom the child was dead!
  • Comments

For viola and 2 guitars

Title by uploader: Erlkönig (The Erlking) for viola and 2 guitars


12.00 USD

PDF, 617.2 Kb ID: SM-000338969 Upload date: 03 Aug 2018
Instrumentation
Viola, Classical guitar
Scored for
Trio
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Arranger
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Difficulty
Advanced
Year of composition
2018
Genre
Classical/Instrumental
Instrumental arrangement of Schubert's dramatic song Erlkönig -

(Versions for voice and 2 guitars and for voice and 6 guitars are also available)

The pdf file contains score and parts.
The sound sample is an electronic preview.


Original words by Goethe (English translation follows below)

Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?
Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind;
Er hat den Knaben wohl in dem Arm,
Er faßt ihn sicher, er hält ihn warm.
“Mein Sohn, was birgst du so bang dein Gesicht?”–
“Siehst, Vater, du den Erlkönig nicht?
Den Erlenkönig mit Kron und Schweif?”–
“Mein Sohn, es ist ein Nebelstreif.”–
“Du liebes Kind, komm, geh mit mir!
Gar schöne Spiele spiel ich mit dir;
Manch bunte Blumen sind an dem Strand,
Meine Mutter hat manch gülden Gewand.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und hörest du nicht,
Was Erlenkönig mir leise verspricht?”–
“Sei ruhig, bleibe ruhig, mein Kind;
In dürren Blättern säuselt der Wind.”–
“Willst, feiner Knabe, du mit mir gehn?
Meine Töchter sollen dich warten schön;
Meine Töchter führen den nächtlichen Reihn,
Und wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein, sie wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, und siehst du nicht dort
Erlkönigs Töchter am düstern Ort?”–
“Mein Sohn, mein Sohn, ich seh es genau:
Es scheinen die alten Weiden so grau.”–
“Ich liebe dich, mich reizt deine schöne Gestalt;
Und bist du nicht willig, so brauch ich Gewalt.”
“Mein Vater, mein Vater, jetzt faßt er mich an!
Erlkönig hat mir ein Leids getan!”–
Dem Vater grausets, er reitet geschwind,
Er hält in den Armen das ächzende Kind,
Erreicht den Hof mit Müh' und Not;
In seinen Armen das Kind war tot!

(English singing translation)
O who rides by night through woodlands wild?
It is the father embracing his child;
And close the boy nestles in his loved arm,
From blast of tempest to keep him warm.

"O father, see yonder! see yonder!" he says;
"My boy, on what dost thou fearfully gaze?"
"O, 'tis the ErlKing with crown and shroud."
"No, son, it is but a dark'ning cloud."

"O come with me, thou lovely child;
In sport and play will thy time be beguiled
So many flowers are on the shore
And my mother will give you pretty clothes and more."

"O father, my father, and did you not hear
The ErlKing whisper so low in my ear?"
"Be quiet, dearest child, be at ease;
'Twas but the wild blast among the trees."
O wilt thou go with me my boy
my daughter fair shall attend thee with joy
she will bear thee on through wet and through wild and hug thee and kiss thee and sing to my child."
"O Father O Father and saw you not plain
The Erlking's daughter glide through the rain?"
"Oh no my child I knew it full soon,
it was the grey willow under the moon."
"O come my boy no longer delay, come I say!
or else, silly child, I will drag thee away!"
"O Father o Father o now keep your hold
Erlking has seized me his hand is cold!" Sore trembled father he spurr'ed through the wild
while close to his bosom he clasped his dear child
He reaches his dwelling in dread.
Clasped to his bosom the child was dead!
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0:00 Erlkönig (The Erlking) for viola and 2 guitars
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