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Opera and lyrical music
Compositions sorted on opus (if available)
Sheet music for Bertold Hummel
string sextet — score and parts —
Composed by Bertold Hummel (1925-2002). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. String. Seit 1965 arbeitete Hummel an diesem Sextett, bis er es 1999 als vollendet betrachtete. Es ist ein leicht spielbares, klangschones und ergreifendes Stuck. Bei der Urauffuhrung hat der im Jahre 2002 verstorbene Komponist noch selbst mitgespielt. Score and parts. Composed 1978/1999. Op. 75d. 36 pages. Duration 6'. Schott Music #ED 20289. Published by Schott Music (HL.49017071).
horn and piano — — Classical
Horn and Piano. Composed by Bertold Hummel (1925-2002). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Il Corno (Horn Library). Classical. Composed 1981. Op. 75a. 25 pages. Duration 10'. Schott Music #COR 7. Published by Schott Music (HL.49002168).
Piano, Bassetthorn — Softcover — Classical
Piano Reduction with Solo Part. Composed by Bertold Hummel (1925-2002). Boosey & Hawkes Chamber Music. Classical. Softcover. Boosey & Hawkes #M221120717. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48021218).
Composed by Bertold Hummel (1925-2002). Boosey & Hawkes Chamber Music. 28 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M221101167. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48018132).
cello — — Classical
For Cello. Composed by Bertold Hummel (1925-2002). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Cello-Bibliothek (Cello Library). Classical. Composed 2002. 8 pages. Duration 5'. Schott Music #CB 176. Published by Schott Music (HL.49012916).
violin and piano — —
Composed by Bertold Hummel (1925-2002). Musikverlag Vogt & Fritz #VF 1470-01. Published by Musikverlag Vogt & Fritz (E4.VF-1470-01).
tuba, piano — Sheet music —
Composed by Bertold Hummel (1925-2002). Sheet music. Published by Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag (HF.FH-2088).
percussion and cello — Score and Parts — Classical
For Percussion and Violoncello. Composed by Bertold Hummel (1925-2002). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Edition Schott. Asiago is an effective examination of the wide range of possible tonal combinations between percussion instruments and the mystic and sensuous colouring of the violoncello, in which the string instrument is at times treated percussively and the percussion. Classical. Score and Parts. Composed 2001. Op. 107 b. 16 pages. Duration 16'. Schott Music #ED 9721. Published by Schott Music (HL.49033252).
percussion and orchestra — piano reduction — Classical
Vocal/Piano Score. Composed by Bertold Hummel (1925-2002). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Edition Schott. Classical. Piano reduction. Composed 1978-1982. Op. 70. 98 pages. Duration 32'. Schott Music #ED 7830. Published by Schott Music (HL.49007558).
mixed choir (SATB) and vibraphone — score — Contemporary
For mixed choir (SATB) and Vibraphone. Composed by Bertold Hummel (1925-2002). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Schott Chamber Choir. Contemporary. Score. Op. 41b. 20 pages. Duration 15'. Schott Music #SKR 20068. Published by Schott Music (HL.49018746).
- Oratorio: The Shrine of the Martyr
- Chamber opera The Emperor’s New clothes
- 2 ballets: The last flower and Scenes from Faust
- 3 symphonies
- Visions (after the Apokalypse of St. John) for large orchestra
- Sinfonietta for large wind orchestra
- Concertos for solo instruments and orchestra (Concerto for percussion op. 70)
- 5 masses
- Chamber music
- Organ works
- Electronic compositions
- Music for children
Bertold Hummel was born on November 27, 1925 in Hüfingen (Baden). From 1941 to 1954, he studied at the Music Academy in Freiburg i. Breisgau, taking composition with Harald Genzmer and violoncello with Atis Teichmanis. After his studies he toured from 1954 to 1956 as composer and as cellist. From 1956 until 1963, Hummel was choirmaster in Freiburg i. Brsg. and worked as a freelancer in radio with Südwestfunk Baden-Baden, before being named teacher of composition at the state conservatory in Würzburg in 1963. From 1963 to 1988 he directed the Studio for New Music, Würzburg, and in 1974 he became a professor. From 1979 to 1987 he was President of the Music Academy in Würzburg (after 1988 its Honorary President) and from 1982 Member of the Bavarian Academy of the Fine Arts. He lectured as a guest and travelled to performances of his works in Europe, in the USA, South America, Canada, CIS, Japan, Australia, Egypt and South Africa. Bertold Hummel died in Würzburg on the August 9, 2002.
- 1960 Composition Prize of the City of Stuttgart
- 1961 Robert Schumann Prize of the City of Düsseldorf
- 1968 Fellowship for the Cité des arts internationale de Paris
- 1988 Culture Prize of the City of Würzburg
- 1996 Friedrich Baur Prize of the Bavarian Academy of the Fine Arts
- 1998 Culture Prize of the German Catholics
"I feel a relationship between my thinking and that of A. Berg and O. Messiaen. The "cantus firmus" thinking of P. Hindemith and of my teacher H. Genzmer as well their spontaneous joy in music-making have repeatedly made an impression on me. My teacher J. Weismann captivated me with his impressionistic musical fantasy as well as his rich harmonic resources and formal unity. I have never included myself amongst the avant-garde! I have indeed always followed the experimental work of my colleagues with great interest and made use of one or the other solution for my own work. I therefore see an opportunity in our present situation for a mental reprocessing of the many new discoveries — almost a kind of synthesis of the very varied impulses around us. My love for tradition and for meaningful (seen subjectively) progress has always marked my musical language. This is probably the key to the international success of my works."
12th July, 1981