This database reflects the over 430 art songs of the German Romantic composer, Heinrich Marschner (1795-1861). You are able to fully customize the Search page or explore the following major criteria headings: Song Title, Poets, Opus Number, and Voice Designation. Each Heinrich Marschner song in this database contains the following corresponding information:
Poet: The full name of the poet (if known), including life/death dates.
Source/Larger Work: The complete opus title (if applicable) and opus number (if given).
Date of Composition: The year the piece was published (if known).
Publication: The publisher of the song (if known and there may be multiple).
Voice Designation: The voice designation given by Marschner or the publisher. The website author has not made voice designation assignments; only the assignments by Marschner and the publisher were used.
Range: The lowest sung note to the highest sung note.
Tempo: The tempo indication at the beginning of the piece.
Form: Strophic (verse-repeating form; different text sung to the same music) or Through-composed (continuous, non-repetitive form; different text to different music).
Difficulty Level: The difficulty of the piece indicated as Easy, Moderate, or Hard. The assigned level was determined heeding the following considerations: vocal range, phrase length, rhythmic difficulty, song length/required stamina, vocal leaps, tessitura, repetition, and pianistic/collaborative difficulty.
Text on Lieder.net: Direct link to the song text and translation on lieder.net (if available). Link will open in a new tab.
Available for purchase: Direct link where the song can be purchased in a currently in print Marschner song collection (if available). Link will open in a new tab.
Available on IMSLP: Direct link where the song can be obtained on IMSLP (if available). Link will open in a new tab.
It should be noted that the author has not included solo songs with a choral component in this database. In sum, Marschner has thirteen songs with opus numbers that are not included here as the choral component takes them out of the realm of art song. For reference, they are listed below:
“Jäger und Jägerin”, op. 30, no. 5 – for tenor and chorus
“Lied der Zetulbe (mit Chor) aus Ali Baba“, op. 30, no. 8 – for soprano and chorus
“Die Ballade vom Vampyr“, op. 42, no. 12 – for soprano and chorus
“Aus Goethe’s Faust”, op. 47, no. 6 – for bass or baritone and men’s chorus
“Richard Löwenherz”, op. 60, no. 14 – for tenor and men’s chorus
“Zigeunerlied aus Ali Baba“, op. 73, no. 5 – for tenor and chorus
“Zaunstudien”, op. 102, no. 4 – for soloist and chorus
“Zigeuner Gesang”, op. 109, no. 2 – for bass and chorus
“Mein Herz ist am Rheine”, op. 115, no. 7 – for soprano or tenor and chorus
“Was ist das Mächtigste”, op. 122, no. 5 – for baritone and chorus
“Den Noah mag ich leiden”, op. 128, no. 7 – for bass and chorus
“Kirmes”, op. 137, no. 3 – for soloist and men’s chorus
“Lied des Alten im Bart”, op. 154, no. 5 – for baritone and chorus