Der Jahrkreis op. 5

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek


Hugo Distler's (1908-1942) Der Jahrkreis, a collection of 52 short sacred choral works, was created in 1931 and 1932. In the composer's estate preserved at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library) numerous other sources for this major work are stored as well as the print template presented here. In this quaint manuscript, Distler wrote down the text of the score and the lyrics of the first motet verse on music paper, cut it out and pasted it onto unlined large-format paper, using a new sheet of paper for each motet. Distler partly wrote the text of the following verses directly on plain paper, partly cut them out of printed editions and glued them on. The model for the engraving is incomplete, several motets of the printed edition are not included. Datum: 2016


Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Musikabteilung

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