Among Rheinberger’s three choral ballads for men’s choir and orchestra contained in this volume, Das Tal des Espingo op. 50 deserves especially to be rediscovered. The work is based on a ballad by the poet Paul Heyse which describes, in vivid verses, how an army of Moors are reminded of their home during a trek through the Pyrenees when, just at this moment, they fall prey to an ambush by the Basques. In its original form Das Tal des Espingo was a work for men’s choir a cappella. This version has been published for the first time in the appendix of volume 17.
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