Bruckner Am Grabe for Cello Quartet (WAB 2)


Bruckner Am Grabe (WAB 2), arranged for cello quartet.
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Bruckner Am Grabe (WAB 2), arranged for cello quartet by Samuel Sykes. Full score and four parts included.
  • Pages — 7 total
  • Duration — 2 min 50 sec
  • Files — Score and 4 parts
  • Instrumentation — Cello Quartet
  • Info — (Bruckner Am Grabe)
  • Level — Intermediate

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*Note: All repeats are skipped in the sample audio clip.


Anton Bruckner composed Am Grabe (WAB 2) in 1861 for a capella men’s choir. This piece was written for the funeral of Josephine Hafferl and is a revision of his earlier elegy titled Vor Arneths Grab (WAB 53). Bruckner was born in a small Austrian village named Ansfelden and displayed great musical talent from a young age. His prowess in composing vocal music was largely influenced by his childhood position as a choirboy in the Augustinian monastery of St. Florian where he studied violin, piano, organ, and singing. He later studied harmony and counterpoint with Simon Sechter, a famous Viennese music theorist, and was also mentored in form and orchestration with cellist and conductor Otto Kitzler. Bruckner’s smaller-scale choral works such as Am Grabe are much less known than his works with orchestral accompaniment. The original choral version of this piece was recorded by the RIAS Chamber Choir in 2015 can be listened to by clicking here.


“Not forever is gone who was our loving company, because who is connected to God here will enjoy the New World there.”

Gottfried Grote (from Am Grabe)


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Bruckner Am Grabe (WAB 2), arranged for cello quartet by Samuel Sykes. Sheet music available now on Allegro Press!

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