Six Children’s Songs
|Full title||Six Children’s Songs for voice (soprano or tenor) and piano|
1. Lullaby for Peggy; vocal range: e'–g''
2. Welcome to Spring; vocal range: e'–e''
3. To the Butterfly; vocal range: e'–g#''
4. To the Easter Bunny; vocal range: g'–g''
5. The Snowman [originally titled: Schneemann]; vocal range: d'–d''
6. To vocal range: e–e''
The earliest song of this cycle to be completed, in 1932, was The Snowman. Composition of the entire set was completed in 1944 with Lullaby for Peggy, composed on the occasion of the birth of Maria and Gerhart Piers's first child.
Texts by Vally Weigl.
|Manuscript sources||Holograph of entire set has not been found. But see NYPL JPB 78-21, holograph (1 folio) of Schneemann, the orginal version of The Snowman, with composer's note at end: 24./!. 32 KW. See also NYPL JPB 78-23, copyist's score of entire set.|
|Publication details||Not published in composer's lifetime. Today publisher of record is ACA.|
|Availabiity||Score available from ACA and KWF.|
|Recordings||Sophie Klußmann and Oliver Triend (CD: Capriccio C5259, Karl Weigl Ausgewählte Lieder, 2015).|
Six Children’s Songs for voice (soprano or tenor) and piano, no. 1, Lullaby for Peggy
Six Children’s Songs for voice (soprano or tenor) and piano, no. 3, To the Butterfly