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“Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer (Ever deeper down)”, Op.105-2

5 min.

composed by Brahms

“Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer (Ever deeper down)” is the second one in Fünf Lieder, Op.105. The melody is beautiful and melancholic. The original key is E Major, however, B-flat major was selected for Violoncello performance in this music. In the bars, No. 15, 17, 19, 21, 42, 44, 45, 48, and 49, piano part plays syncopated rhythm. Not so skillful cello players might be difficult to  synchronize with piano in this region. For such players, appropriate cue notes, which make clear the relationship between cello and piano, are added on the cello part note. However as a result, it is not so clear to read the cello part notes because of many cue notes. To bypass the problem, we prepare two types of cello part notes, one is full of cue notes, the other is simplified.

Score & part notes