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Franz Schubert (17971828), Robert Schumann (18101856)

Schubert & Schumann Song Arrangements

for voice and chamber orchestra
Hawkes Pocket Scores HPS 1562

forChamber orchestra
Musical EditionsStudy score
Item no.666900
Author/ComposerFranz Schubert, Robert Schumann
ArrangerBenjamin Britten
Languagesgerman, english
Scope32 pages; 18.5 × 26 cm
Duration5:00 minutes
Release year2017
Publisher/ProducerBoosey & Hawkes
Producer No.BH 13256


Britten’s arrangements of Schubert’s The Trout (op 32/ D550) for small orchestra, and Schumann’s Spring Night (op 39 no 12) for chamber orchestra, dating from 1942, are settings of anonymous English translations. The new edition includes the original German words (Schubart, Eichendorff), as many performers and audiences will prefer the songs in the original language. In his preface, Nicholas Clark, Librarian at the Britten-Pears Foundation, speculates on why the songs were set in English and on the possibility that the translator was Peter Pears, commenting that “the English language settings allowed [Britten] to edge away from existing versions of the songs, to assist him in imprinting his own unique mark on both works

"The Trout" is scored for:

  • 2 clarinets
  • strings

"Spring Night" is scored for:

  • flute
  • oboe
  • 2 clarinets
  • bassoon
  • 2 horns
  • 2 trumpets
  • trombone
  • triangle
  • harp (or piano)
  • strings


  • Preface
  • Lyrics
  • Schubert: The Trout op. 32 (D 550) (Schubart)
  • Schumann: Spring Night op. 39 No. 12 (Eichendorff)
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