This about 10 minute five mouvement composition "Geistliche Abendmusik" (Sacred Serenade) after lyrics by Eichendorff, M. Claudius and the Bible stilistically links to J. Brahms und R. Strauss. Readily accessible it develops an impressive atmosphere in its vespertine moods. By vocal and instrumental part splitting even rises time and again a grand harmonic richness besides a genereal tonal restraint. The composition suits for completion of programs with Roantic choral catata.
The short very lyrically composed solo parts call for voices with delicate timbre.
(Prof. Hans Gebhard)