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Posted By: GUEST,Choirmistress
11-Dec-14 - 12:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
Hi, Grishka, and thanks for your response.

The fellow who answered my e-mail to Deutscheslied sent me back a few versions, all of which included:

V. 1: Geige (violin);
V. 2: Klarinett (clarinet, well d'uh);
V. 3: Pauke (tympani/kettledrum);
V. 4: Trompete (trumpet);
V. 5: Horn; and
V. 6: Trommel (smaller drum).

I suspect that the reason the Trommel is seldom mentioned is that it is not sung but done by "sound effect" such as finger snaps, claps, slaps, striking wooden blocks, or whatever.

It is the bassoon that is generally acknowledged to be the first addition (anyone have a year for those, excluding me, who are interested?) to the circa-1927 original six verses.

Thank you for your input.

Regards, Choirmistress