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37th Sängerfest
Prize Singing


Prize Songs Mixed 1st Class

Prize Songs Ladies

Prize Song List

Prize Songs Mixed 2nd Class

Prize Songs Men

Prize Singing Rules

See Corrections to Competition Music

Over the past decade the choruses of the New York State Sängerbund, under the direction and guidance of the Bundes Music committee, have developed the following rules to be applied to the Sängerfest Prize Singing Competition. Much thought and discussion went into the form and substance of these guidelines. They were designed to promote and encourage more participation by all choruses of the Sängerbund. Please review these musical standards and see how they may apply to your chorus.

No chorus should feel that they must drop out of either the competition or mass chorus concert. Every voice, including yours, should and must be heard to continue promoting and advancing German culture and tradition through music and song. What heritage are you leaving for you grandchildren? Show them what it meant when you or your parents left their heimat for greener pastures. They had to work hard and fight for their existence but still had time to join with others in a tribute to Gemütlichkeit, Freundschaft, and Kameradschaft.

 

Prize Songs

This repository contains the music selected for the 37th Sängerfest Prize Singing Competition hosted by the Utica Maennerchor on Saturday 13 June 2015.

To view and print any music
just click on the title of the song.

37th Sängerfest Prize Song List



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Damenchor Prize Songs 2015 Sängerfest
Required Song
Frühlingszauber

Point Difficulty

1

Abschied hat der Tag genommen

2.8

2

Alle gute Gabe

2.1

3

Am Schlehdorn, am Schlehdorn

3.1

4

An grüner Linde

2.9

5

Auf der Andacht heil'gem Flügel

3.3

6

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges

2.7

7

Das Schloss am Meer

3.7

8

Die Lerche

3.3

9

Die Lorelei

2.3

10

Du, du liegst mir im Herzen

2.3

11

Frisch gesungen

2.2

12

Frühlingszauber    Required

2.6

13

Ich bin das Jahr vergnügt

2.4

14

Im walde da wachsen die Beern

2.2

15

Mailiedchen

2.7

16

Nun jauchze mein Herz

2.8

17

Süss Liebe liebt Mai

2.7

18

Treibe Schifflein

2.9

19

Vom Berg Hinab

3.0

20

Von Luzern auf Wäggis zu

2.6

21

Wenn alle brünnlein Fliessen

2.1



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Männerchor Prize Songs 2015 Sängerfest
Required Song
Aus der Traube in die Tonne

Point Difficulty

1

Am schönen Rhein

2.8

2

Aus der Traube in die Tonne    Required

2.7

3

Braunes Mädchen, schenk' mir ein

3.2

4

Dalmatinisches Fischerlied

3.3

5

Der fahrende Scholar

3.6

6

Die fröhliche Jagd

3.2

7

Die Musik

2.8

8

Die Nacht

3.4

9

Fliege mit mir in die Heimat

3.1

10

Frühlingsruf

3.5

11

Ich schiess den Hirsch

2.6

12

Jägerlied

2.7

13

O du schoner Rosengarten

2.9

14

Schwarzwald Wanderlied

2.4

15

Sieben Mädchen

3.1



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Gemischterchor 1st Class Prize Songs 2015 Sängerfest
Required Song
Muß i denn

Point Difficulty

1

Auf, auf zum fröhlichen Jagen

3.2

2

Der 150. Psalm

3.6

3

Der Glückliche

3.5

4

Grossmütterchen

3.3

5

Im Abendrot

3.0

6

Muß i denn       Required

3.1

7

Tanzchor

3.1

8

Zieh' mit

3.5



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Gemischterchor 2nd Class Prize Songs 2015 Sängerfest
Required Song
Auf der Lüneburger Heide

Point Difficulty

1

Abendchor

2.3

2

Auf der Lüneburger Heide       Required

2.2

3

Die kleine Bergkirche

2.6

4

Die Mazurka Lockt

2.9

5

Grüss Mir Die Heimat

2.0

6

Herr deine Güte reicht so weit

2.6

7

In der Heimat ist es schön

2.6

8

Jubilate

2.0

9

Lobe den Herren

2.7

10

Wer sich die Musik erkiest

2.7

11

Westerwald, du bist so schön

2.8


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Sängerfest
Prize Singing Rules


Adjudicators
1. The adjudicators will not penalize nor reward a chorus because of the key chosen for their prize songs

2. Adjudicators shall not calculate final grading until all the choruses in a particular category have completed their presentation.

3. Adjudicator Expenses: as implemented at the October 2006 meeting:
   (a.) Honorarium - $300.00 stipend (includes travel expenses).
   (b.) Hotel room paid by the NYSSB at the hotel designated by host verein (lodging only, no extra services).
   (c.) Sängerfest badge is supplied to each adjudicator by the host verein.
   (Note: The majority of meals is covered as part of the host badge and hotel complementary package.


Bundes Music Committee
1. The order of the competition for the 2015 Sängerfest is: Mixed Chorus 2nd Class, Mixed Chorus 1st Class, Ladies Chorus, Men's Chorus

2. Within each category, choruses will draw for the order in which they shall compete. This drawing will occur at the Bundes Music Committee meeting on Friday afternoon of the Sängerfest weekend.

3. Choruses shall determine for themselves the order of presentation of their two prize songs. The order of presentation shall be declared to the Bundes Music Committee at the Friday afternoon meeting.

4. Choruses may choose to sing any prize song in the key of their choice. Any key changes must also be announced to the Bundes Music Committee at the Friday afternoon meeting.

Chorus
1. Choruses singing competitively in any category will be required to sing one REQUIRED SONG and one song, chosen by them, from the approved songs list distributed by the Bundes Music Committee. The two songs may be sung in any order; however, the Bundes Music Committee Chairperson must be notified prior to the performance.

2. Choruses may sing their songs in the keys chosen by their music director. The choice of key must be announced to the adjudicators before each song begins. The adjudicators will not penalize nor reward the chorus because of the key chosen.

3. A chorus shall be disqualified if the numbers of singers on stage exceeds the number of singers for whom head tax has been paid.

4. A singer may not participate in prize singing without displaying the Sängerfest Badge on his/her clothing.

Competitive Singing Categories
1. Competitive singing will be in three categories: Men's Chorus, Ladies Chorus, and Mixed Chorus. Three-part songs are allowed in both the Men's and Ladies competition.

2. Men's Chorus and Ladies Chorus competition will have only one class. There will be NO restriction on the number of singers in the performing chorus.

3. Only male singers are allowed to perform in the Men's Chorus competition and conversely only female singers are allowed to perform in the Ladies Chorus competition.

4. Mixed Chorus competition will have two classes. First Class will be for songs rated as more difficult; Second Class will be for songs rated as less difficult. The verein music directors will continue to rate the songs prior to a Sängerfest, as they did in the past. Choruses may sing their two songs in the class they have chosen without regard to the number of singers performing.

5. A Non-Competitive category has been established for those choruses who would like to sing and be evaluated by the adjudicators without being involved in the competitive singing. The adjudicators' reports would not be used by the Bundes Music Committee for any purpose and will be given only to the participating chorus.

6. All Kinderchore performances at a Sängerfest will be noncompetitive.

Music Director
1. Directors may not sing along while conducting their chorus. Violation of this rule shall lead to disqualification of director and the chorus.

2. The director may give the following notes by piano at the beginning of each song: The first note for each voice part. These notes may be given twice. If all voice parts begin on the same note, the director may give that one note plus the tonic chord of the key in which the piece is written. This may be done twice. Non- conformance shall lead to disqualification.



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Sängerfest Prize Song Corrections


For the past two years the Music Directors of the New York State Sängerbund choruses, under the direction and guidance of the Bundes Music committee, have submitted the music to be considered for inclusion in the 2015 Sängerfest Prize Singing Competition. Much thought, discussion, and deliberation went into the rating and selection of these songs. Even though many different musical professionals reviewed all of the approximately 100 pieces of the original music, we have recently identifed the following corrections:


A few errors in the Competition Music have been identified and researched; the following music have been corrected and updated:

1. Gemischterchor 1st Class Required Song: Muß i denn
Measure 30 on page 5 the word "No" is incorrect and has been changed to "So".

2. Männerchor: Der fahrende Scholar
In the title "Scolar" is misspelled and has been corrected to "Scholar"
Page 1 Measure 4 and Page 7 Measure 6
the word "scolar" is incorrect and has been changed to "scholar".
also
Page 1 Measure 7
the word "schied" means "separated" or "parted" has been changed to "schine" which means "shone" or "shined" " so often the sun shone" .

3. Damenchor: Die Lerche

A question regarding the words "Himmelszelt" and "himmelan"; was reviewed by a German grammarian. The results are:
Himmelszelt is fine as is, and himmelan is the correct spelling of this word. The music is correctly written with one correction:

Page 4 third line, third measure there was a typo, the "s" should be removed to return to the word himmelan.


The competition music was selected to stimulate good choral presentation and to promote and encourage more participation by all choruses of the Sängerbund. If your Music Director finds any other problems, or has any further questions, please contact the NYSSB Bundes Music Committee Chairperson Gail Miller. Thank you for your continued support, cooperation, and patience.



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