It was Dr. Rosteck
, the vocal ensemble leader of the Studiooper der Universität Bremen
, who introduced this most beautiful German folk song in the form of a Johannes Brahms
arrangement for vocal quartet. It was wonderful sing it under Oliver's direction at the Schönbergiade 02
and Ceilidh 2002
in June 2002. It is a gentle love song, heavily romantic - our swain is overcome by the beauty of his beloved and cannot bear the thought of her possible denial of his love her.
can be found in 26 Deutsche Volkslieder - Johannes Brahms