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Title: Evening Prayer (C Major)
Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck
Arrangement: Owain Gethin Davies/Ruth Evans
Lyrics: A.Wette / David Pountney / Siân Meinir
Key: C Major
Vocal range: 11th
Parts: 2
Grading: Challenging
Theme: Opera / Religion / Prayer

Evening Prayer (C Major)

The ‘Evening Prayer’ is a famous duet from the fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel . It is sung by the two main characters (Hansel and Gretel) during Act II. The opera was originally sung in German and first performed in Germany in 1839. The libretto for the opera was written by Humperdinck’s sister, Adelheid Wette and based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. The song is set when the children are in the woods. The Sandman comes to send them to sleep, sprinkling sand in their eyes. The children sing their Evening Prayer and, falling asleep, dream of angels watching over them.



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