Composition database

This is the Composition Database of BMC, which includes information about works by composers that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary.

Title of the work

Verkündigung / Annunciation


Original / Hungarian title
Foreign language / English title
Verkündigung / Annunciation
5 Symphonic Pictures for Orchestra from "The Book of Pictures" by Rainer Maria Rilke
to the 10th Anniversary of the Danubia Symphony Orchestra
Year of composition

Symphony orchestra
picc., 2 fl., 2 ob., 2 cl., 2 fg. - 4 cor., 2 tr., 3 trb. - cel. arpa - 4 timp., perc. (vibr., trg., bell., crot., 2 tmb.picc., 3 ptto.sosp., tam-tam, gr.c.) - strings: vl. 1, vl. 2, vla., vlc., cb.
16 min

Movements, parts
1. Vorgefühl / Megérzés / Divination
2. Ernste Stunde / Komoly óra / Serious Hour
3. Die Liebende / A szeretők / The Lovers
4. Die Engel / Az angyal / The Angel
5. Verkündigung / Üzenet / Annunciation

Commissioned by
Domonkos Héja and the Danubia Symphony Orchestra
Premiere information
23 May 2003, 10th Anniversary of the Danubia Symphony Orchestra, Music Academy, Budapest; Danubia Symphony Orchestra, Domonkos Héja (cond.)

7 June 2007, Seattle, USA; Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz (cond.)
Publisher / Source
Kontrapunkt Music Ltd. K-0067 (© Levente Gyöngyösi, 2001)
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Recording of the premiere (Available at