An Evening Prayer’ is from Act II of Humperdink’s fairy opera Hänsel and Gretel. The libretto, written by Humperdinck’s sister Adelheid Wette, is based on the Grimms’ Hänsel and Gretel. The scene is set in a scary forest at night and Hansel and Gretel are frightened. A caring sandman comforts and reassures them. He tells them that fourteen angels will protect them until morning.
(Medium) A level 4 difficulty rating brings very challenging rhythms to the piece. Syncopation will be freely used, as will the more extreme ranges for all instruments.