Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, or The Shepherd on the Rock, is a lied originally for soprano, clarinet and piano by Franz Schubert. It was written for Pauline Anna Milder-Hauptmann, a friend of the composer’s, who requested a piece from Schubert that would allow her to show off her versatility as a performer. The lyrics are taken from two poets, Wilhelm Muller and August Varnhagen von Ense. This version arranges both the soprano and the clarinet parts for tubas.
This piece can be heard on Velvet Brown’s disc Simply Velvet (also available).
Solo Parts Included: Tubas 1-2