Die Loreley


Based on a poem by Heinrich Heine with music by Friedrich Silcher, the well-known German song “Die Loreley” has been arranged by Willi Maerz for four pedal harps and choir (SATB). The Loreley is a mythical creature and also the name of a slate rock in the river Rhine gorge, around which the river winds in a dangerously narrow curve. Due to heavy currents it was also the site of many boating accidents in past centuries, and thus the legend developed of a blond fairy (or witch) combing her long hair and singing enchantingly beautiful siren songs, distracting the boatmen who would lose control and crash into the rock.

This piece is available as a PDF download in the following combinations:

  • Complete Set: $35.00
    (Includes full score, choir score, and all parts.)
  • Choir score only: $15.00
  • Full score only: $10.00
  • Harp 1 only: $6.00
  • Harp 2 only: $6.00
  • Harp 3 only: $6.00
  • Harp 4 only: $6.00

Length: full score is 12 pgs.; choir score is 10 pgs.; parts are 7-9 pgs.

Duration: 3:25

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