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Hansel and Gretel (German: Hänsel und Gretel) is an opera by nineteenth- century composer Engelbert Humperdinck, who described it as a Märchenoper ( fairy-tale opera). The libretto was written by Humperdinck’s sister, Adelheid Wette , based on . Gretel reminds Hansel to say their evening prayer, and after they pray, they.

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Gretel weaves a crown of flowers as she sings to herself. Editor Lance Humphrey Cowled. Recordings Works reprinted by Edwin F.

Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck, Engelbert)

Hansel says that he does not want to work, he would rather dance. Using the wand, the witch leads Hansel to the cage. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Gretel wakes first, and wakes the sleepy Hansel. Gretel agrees, and they begin to dance around. String quartet arrangement 1: As cookies are essential to the proper functioning of this site, if you object to their use please exit now.

Disappointed that he is so thin, the witch calls prajer Gretel to bring out raisins and almonds. As Eveninh tries to escape, the witch explains that she is Rosine Leckermaul literally, “Rosina Tastymuzzle” humperdinnck, [12] and that she likes nothing better than to hukperdinck children sweets.


They are presented with a gift. The oven begins to crackle and the flames burn fiercely, and with a loud crash it explodes. Gretel tries to put the crown on Hansel, but, saying that boys do not play with things like these, he puts it on her head instead.

He wishes for mother to come home.

Hansel and Gretel (opera) – Wikipedia

Humoerdinck the witch tries to feed Hansel, Gretel steals the wand from the witch’s pocket. Arranger Georg Goltermann — The idea for the opera was proposed to Humperdinck by his sister, who approached him about writing music for songs that she had written for her children for Christmas based on “Hansel and Gretel”.

A piece may be easy for the strings but difficult for the brass; it may feature a tricky instrumental solo but the other parts may be relatively straight forward. Leslie Remmert Soich “.

Hofmeister’s Monatsberichtp. The Standard Operas Google book 12th ed. Adelheid Wetteafter the Brothers Grimm. Gretel reminds Hansel to say their evening prayer, and after they pray, they fall asleep on the forest floor.

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Problems playing this file? He offers her the strawberries. Here there is a prelude which begins the act, called the “Witch-ride”. Who’s nibbling on my little house? Bacon, butter, flour, sausages, fourteen eggs, beans, onions, and a quarter pound of coffee.

He explains to her that beyond the forest, it is almost time for a festival, and everyone is cleaning in preparation. Hansel and Gretel German: Hansel softly calls out to her to be careful. This hhmperdinck piece can be performed by orchestra with almost any suitable solo instruments or voices not necessarily the same; it could humperdonck performed by, say, a trumpet and a french horn or many other combinations.

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She tells him that they are in the Ilsenstein forest. As she threatens to beat them przyer a stick, she knocks over the jug of milk.


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