These songs were originally written for unaccompanied chorus. Later an orchestral accompaniment was added, and a piano reduction has been included for rehearsal purposes when preparing the choir for a performance with the orchestra. It is the composer's intention that performances should take place either a cappella or with orchestra, but not with piano. For women's choir in two parts a cappella. German edition by Ernest Roth with English version by Elizabeth Herzog and French version by Christiane Babin.