KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN

Stockhausen Scores

works for choir and vocal ensemble

Stockhausen Complete Edition on CD

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works.
Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

  • The compact discs may be obtained from the Stockhausen-Verlag: Kettenberg 15, 51515 Kuerten, Germany (www.stockhausenCDs.com).

Karlheinz Stockhausen
composed 47 works for choir and vocal ensemble
from 1950 to 2007.

  [9'21"] = duration of 9 minutes and 21 seconds (durations with minutes and seconds: CD durations of the Complete Edition).
      U. E. = Universal Edition.
          St. = Stockhausen-Verlag.

Special microphones and receivers (not listed) belong to the transmitters indicated.

Abbreviations
                cond. = conductor; only the works with this indication are conducted.
                  micr. = microphone(s).
             loudsp. = loudspeakers.
      sound proj. = sound projectionist, who also controls the lighting from the mixing console in the hall (see scores).
           tape rec. = tape recorder.
   synth. player = synthesizer player.

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    Duration Publisher CD of the
Stockhausen
Complete Edition
1950 CHÖRE FÜR DORIS (CHORUSES FOR DORIS)
for a cappella choir (cond. = conductor)
[9'30"] U. E.
(Universal Edition)
1
1950 CHORAL (CHORALE)
for choir a cappella (cond.)
[4'] U. E. 1
1959
to 60
CARRÉ
for 4 orchestras and 4 choirs (4 cond.)
[ca. 36'] U. E. 5
1962
to 64
(finished in '69)
MOMENTE (MOMENTS)
for solo soprano, 4 choir groups
and 13 instrumentalists (cond.)
[113'] St.
(Stockhausen-Verlag)
7,80
1965 MIKROPHONIE II (MICROPHONY II)
for 12 singers, Hammond organ or synthesizer,
4 ring modulators, tape (cond., timer)
[ca. 15'] U. E. 9
1968 STIMMUNG (TUNING)
for 6 vocalists
[ca. 70'] U. E. 12
1968 AUS DEN SIEBEN TAGEN (FROM THE SEVEN DAYS)
15 text compositions for intuitive music
(individually performable)
12th text: LITANEI (LITANY) for speaker or choir
15th text: ANKUNFT (ARRIVAL) for speaker or speech-choir
  U. E. 61
  All of the following works are published by the Stockhausen-Verlag.      
1971 STERNKLANG (STAR SOUND)
Park Music for 5 groups
(21 singers and instrumentalists)
[ca. 150'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
18
1972 YLEM
for 19 players / singers (cond.)
[ca. 26'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
21
1974/1977 ATMEN GIBT DAS LEBEN (BREATHING GIVES LIFE)
Choir Opera with orchestra (or tape)
(orchestra with cond.)
[ca. 53'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
23
1979 UNSICHTBARE CHÖRE (INVISIBLE CHOIRS)
of THURSDAY from LIGHT
for 16-channel recording of a cappella choir
and 8- or 2-track playback
[50'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
31
1980 MICHAELs HEIMKEHR (MICHAEL'S HOME-COMING)
(of THURSDAY from LIGHT)
for tenor, soprano, bass /
trumpet, basset-horn, trombone /
2 soprano saxophones /
elec. organ (or synthesizer) /
3 dancer-mimes / old woman /
choir and orchestra (cond.) / tapes
[78'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
30
1980 FESTIVAL
(Scene of MICHAEL'S HOME-COMING)
for tenor, soprano, bass /
trumpet, basset-horn, trombone /
2 soprano saxophones / elec. organ (or synth.) /
3 dancer-mimes / old woman /
choir and orchestra (cond.) / tapes
[50'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
30
1982 LUZIFERs ABSCHIED (LUCIFER'S FAREWELL)
(of SATURDAY from LIGHT)
for men's chorus, organ,
7 trombones (tape or live) (cond.)
[58'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
34
1987 EVAs ERSTGEBURT (EVE'S FIRST BIRTH-GIVING)
(of MONDAY from LIGHT)
for 3 sopranos, 3 tenors, bass / actor /
choir (8-track tape or live), staged: 21 actresses /
children's choir /
modern orchestra (3 synthesizer players, 1 perc., tape)(cond.)
[93'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
36
1987 GEBURTS-FEST (FESTIVAL OF BIRTH)
Choir Music with Sound Scenes
of MONDAY from LICHT
Version of EVE’S FIRST BIRTH-GIVING
for choir a cappella and tape (cond.)
[68'30"] Stockhausen-
Verlag
37
  The following 3 parts of FESTIVAL OF BIRTH may also be performed individually:      
1987 QUELLE DES LEBENS (SPRING OF LIFE)
Choir Music with Sound Scenes
Version of EXPECTING – HEINZELMÄNNCHEN – BIRTH-ARIAS
for choir a cappella and tape (cond.)
[38'30"] Stockhausen-
Verlag
37
1987 KINDERSPIEL (CHILD'S PLAY)
Choir Music with Sound Scenes
Version of BOYS' HULLABALOO
for choir a cappella and tape (cond.)
[19'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
37
1987 TRAUER MIT HUMOR (LAMENT WITH HUMOR)
Choir Music with Sound Scenes
Version of THE GREAT WEEPING
for choir a cappella and tape (cond.)
[ca. 11'30"] Stockhausen-
Verlag
37
1987 IN HOFFNUNG (EXPECTING)
(Scene of EVE’S FIRST BIRTH-GIVING)
with HEINZELMÄNNCHEN
for 3 sopranos / choir (tape or live),
staged: 21 actresses /
modern orchestra (3 synth. players,
1 percussionist, 8-track tape) (cond.)
[27'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
36
1987 GEBURTS-ARIEN (BIRTH-ARIAS)
(Scene of EVE’S FIRST BIRTH-GIVING)
for 3 sopranos, 3 tenors / choir (tape or live) /
1 synthesizer player, 8-track tape (possibly cond.)
[17'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
38
  The 2 BIRTH-ARIAS may also be performed individually:      
1987 Erste GEBURTS-ARIE (First BIRTH-ARIA)
for 3 sopranos / choir (tape or live) /
1 synth. player, 8-track tape (possibly cond.)
[9'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
38
1987 Zweite GEBURTS-ARIE (Second BIRTH-ARIA)
for 3 tenors, 3 sopranos /
choir (tape or live) / 1 synth. player, 8-track tape (possibly cond.)
or
for 3 tenors, tape, synthesizer
[9'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
38
1987 KNABENGESCHREI (BOYS' HULLABALOO)
(Scene of EVE'S FIRST BIRTH-GIVING) with LUCIFER'S FURY
for 3 sopranos, bass / actor /
choir (tape or live), children's choir /
modern orchestra
(3 synth. players, 1 perc., 8-track tape) (cond.)
[22'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
36
1987 DAS GROSSE GEWEINE (THE GREAT WEEPING)
(Scene of EVE'S FIRST BIRTH-GIVING)
for 3 sopranos, bass /
choir (tape or live) (cond.) /
modern orchestra (3 synth. players, 1 perc., tape)
[10'30"] Stockhausen-
Verlag
36
1984/1987 EVAs ZWEITGEBURT (EVE'S SECOND BIRTH-GIVING)
(of MONDAY from LIGHT)
for 7 solo boy singers /
basset-horn, 3 basset-teases
(2 basset-horns and 1 vocal basset-horn) /
piano / choir (tape or live), staged: 21 actresses /
girls' choir /
modern orchestra (3 synth. players, 1 perc., tape) (cond.)
[66'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
36
1984/87 A cappella version of
MÄDCHENPROZESSION (GIRLS' PROCESSION)
for girls' choir a cappella and piano
[19'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
38
1984/87 MÄDCHENPROZESSION (GIRLS' PROCESSION)
and
CONCEPTION with PIANO PIECE – RE-BIRTH
(3 scenes of EVE'S SECOND BIRTH-GIVING)
for girls' choir, piano /
choir (tape or live) (cond.) /
modern orchestra (3 synth. players, 1 perc., tape)
[22'30"] Stockhausen-
Verlag
36,38
1984
to 86
EVAs ZAUBER (EVE'S MAGIC)
to 86 (of MONDAY from LIGHT)
for basset-horn, alto flute with piccolo /
choir (cond.), children's choir /
modern orchestra (3 synth. players, 1 perc., tape)
[57'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
36
1984/1985 BOTSCHAFT (MESSAGE)
1985 (Scene from EVE'S MAGIC)
for basset-horn, alto flute /
choir (cond.) /
modern orchestra (3 synth. players, 1 perc., tape)
[27'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
36
1986 DER KINDERFÄNGER (THE PIED PIPER)
(Scene from EVE'S MAGIC) with ABDUCTION
for alto flute with piccolo / children's choir /
modern orchestra (3 synth. players, 1 perc., tape) /
ad lib.: basset-horn
[30'30"] Stockhausen-
Verlag
36
1987/1988 DIENSTAGS-GRUSS (TUESDAY GREETING)
(WELCOME with PEACE GREETING)
for choir (cond.),
a player of electronic keyboard instruments
and electronic music
[21'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
40
1990/1991 INVASION – EXPLOSION mit ABSCHIED
(INVASION – EXPLOSION with FAREWELL)
(of TUESDAY from LIGHT)
for solo soprano, tenor, bass /
3 trumpets (1st also solo flugelhorn), 3 trombones,
2 synthesizer players with 2 assistants,
2 percussionists with 2 assistants /
ad lib. 6 tutti trumpets and 6 tutti trombones /
choir (cond.) /
8-track tape (octophonic electronic music)
[74'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
40
1991 DIENSTAGS-ABSCHIED (TUESDAY FAREWELL)
for choir (cond.),
a player of electronic keyboard instruments and
electronic music
[23'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
40
1991
to 94
FREITAG-VERSUCHUNG (FRIDAY TEMPTATION)
for 5 musical performers
(soprano, baritone, bass, flute, basset-horn) /
children's orchestra, children's choir, 12 choir singers /
a synthesizer player /
12 couples of dancer-mimes (ad lib. in concert performances) /
electronic music with sound scenes (24-track tape)
[ca. 145'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
50
1994 KINDER-CHOR (CHILDREN'S CHOIR)
(of FRIDAY from LIGHT)
for example 24 voices and bass (also as cond.) /
a synthesizer player /
electronic music
[9' 30"] Stockhausen-
Verlag
50  65
1994 KINDER-TUTTI (CHILDREN'S TUTTI)
(of FRIDAY from LIGHT)
for children's orchestra, children's choir /
soprano (also as cond.), bass / flute, basset-horn /
a synthesizer player /
electronic music
[7' ] Stockhausen-
Verlag
50  65
1994 KINDER-KRIEG (CHILDREN'S WAR)
(of FRIDAY from LIGHT)
for children's choir (possibly with cond.) /
a synthesizer player /
electronic music
[12' ] Stockhausen-
Verlag
50  65
1994 CHOR-SPIRALE (CHOIR SPIRAL)
(of FRIDAY from LIGHT)
for 12 choir singers (3 S, 3 A, 6 B) /
electronic music
[8'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
50  65
1995 WELT-PARLAMENT (WORLD PARLIAMENT)
(of WEDNESDAY from LIGHT)
for choir a cappella (with singing conductor)
[ca. 40'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
51
1997 MICHAELION
(of WEDNESDAY from LIGHT)
PRESIDENCY – LUCICAMEL – OPERATOR
for choir / bass with short-wave receiver /
flute, basset-horn, trumpet, trombone /
a synthesizer player, tape / 2 dancers
[ca. 53'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
54
1997 MENSCHEN, HÖRT (MANKIND, HEAR)
(of WEDNESDAY from LIGHT)
for vocal sextet (2 S, A, T, 2 B)
[ca. 16'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
 
1997 LITANEI 97
for choir and conductor
[ca. 23'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
61
2000 ENGEL-PROZESSIONEN (ANGEL PROCESSIONS)
(of SUNDAY from LIGHT )
for choir a cappella (cond.)
[ca. 40'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
67
2002 DÜFTE – ZEICHEN (SCENTS – SIGNS)
(of SUNDAY from LIGHT)
for 7 vocalists, boy's voice, synthesizer
[ca. 57'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
69
2001/2002 HOCH-ZEITEN (HIGH-TIMES)
(of SUNDAY from LIGHT)
for choir and orchestra (2 cond.)
[ca. 2 x 35'] Stockhausen-
Verlag
71  73
works for ensemble instrumentation works for orchestra