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Lesson 1 for playing Evevning Prayer from Hansel and Gretel.

Here we are, at long last!  Our first tutorial for playing “Evening Prayer” from Hansel and Gretel has arrived.  As usual, patrons are getting early access.

If you haven't seen it already, check out my ”Evening Prayer” demonstration performance. Then, come back here and learn how to play from beat 4 of measure 20 to the end.  In the next video, we will work backwards from there, building confidence as we go.

Daniel M. Reck performs a trio of the famous and favorite Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel.

“Evening Prayer,” known in German as “Abendsegen,” is among the most admired music from Englebert Humperdinck’s 1893 opera, which is based on the Grimm brothers’ fairy tale about the titular Hänsel and Gretel.  It was Humperdinck's sister, Adelheid Weete, who proposed the opera and also wrote the liberetto.

This video is a trio performance of Victor L. Gumma's versatile arrangement from National Music Publishers.