| D-flat major|
| WAB 78|
| c. 1845 (c. 1845): St. Florian|
1932 (1932): Regensburg
Das Lied vom deutschen Vaterland (The song of the German fatherland), WAB 78, is a patriotic song composed by Anton Bruckner in c. 1851 during his stay in St. Florian.
Das Lied vom deutschen Vaterland, WAB 78 Wikipedia
Bruckner composed this work on a text of an unknown author in c. 1851 during his stay in St. Florian. He dedicated it to Hans Schläger, the founder of the St. Florian choir.
The original manuscript is stored in the archive of the St. Florian Abbey. It was performed on 11 November 1921 in St. Florian by Franz Xaver Müller for the 25th anniversary of the composer's death.
The work, which was first issued in Band II/2, pp. 14–15, of the Göllerich/Auer biography, is issued in Band XXIII/2, No. 2 of the Gesamtausgabe.
Das Lied vom deutschen Vaterland uses a text by an unknown author.
The 20-bar long work in D-flat major is scored for TTBB choir. The sung begins with a Bruckner's typical octave leap in all four voices.
In 1906, Franz Xaver Müller added three additional strophes to the song.
There is a single recording of Das Lied vom deutschen Vaterland:Thomas Kerbl, Männerchorvereinigung 12, Weltliche Männerchöre – CD: LIVA 054, 2012