Movements: 1: 'Herr Meier'; 2: 'Das Knie'; 3: 'Wer denn?';
4: 'Die Beichte des Wurms'; 5: Das Nasobem';
6: 'Das Gebet'; 7: 'Das große Lalula'
Duration: 21:00 (movements: 2:00, 3:00, 4:50, 2:00, 3:20, 2:10, 3:50)
Publisher of notes/sheet music: Schott , 1996
Instrumentation: Version 1: 5 male voices and piano;
Version 2: Choir/vocal ensemble(S MS T A B)and piano
Text/Lyrics by: Christian Morgenstern
World premiere: 06.03.1989, Munich, Herkules-Hall
Performers at world premiere: Die Singphoniker
Press reviews for world premiere: Frankenpost vom 18.5.2009 about the performance in Opernhaus Bayreuth on the 15.5.2009:
...four strange-excellent pieces from Enjott Tailor's 'Morgenstern songbook': the dadaistic style collages which flirt with 12-sound composition and Madrigal, rock, jazz and symbolism. There possibly 'a knee goes lonely by the world'. Not on poetry, however, completely on sense there renounces possibly the 'Grosse Lalula' where absurd syllables mutate to textersatz and percussion rhythmics.
Records: Wergo, WER 6608-2, 1996
Performers on recording: Die Singphoniker
recorded in the big concert hall in the Munich College of Music,
sound master: Christian Böhm