Siegfried Thiele (*1934) Three Chants
[3vce] 2017 Text: Angelus Silesius
8 pages | 19 x 27 cm | 46 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-41286-2 | Saddle Stitch
Siegfried Thiele’s Three Chants are short, easy-to-learn yet harmonically intriguing pieces for three equal voices. They are thus suitable for small ensembles as well as female and male choirs if the violin clef is read an octave lower. In here, Thiele uses short poems by the Silesian mystic and theologian Angelus Silesius (1624–1677) whose epigrams belong to the most important lyrical works of Baroque literature. His works have been regularly set to choral music in recent times, for instance by Johann Nepomuk David (Three Settings from “Cherubinischer Wandersmann”, ChB 4810, and “Mensch werde wesentlich”, ChB 2856, both for male choir).