Der Arzt der Sobeide (Sobeide's Doctor)
Comic opera in a prologue and two acts.
Text by Fritz Zoref, Opus 4, (1917)

Soli: 6 sop,4 alt,3 ten,2 bar,2 bass; Mixed Chorus; Children's Chorus; Orch: 3(picc),2(cor),2(D-cl,bcl),2(cbn); 4,3,3,1; hrp; timp; perc; strings; 4 scenes
Duration: full evening'
Publisher: Universal Edition
score and parts available for hire

"Here all the virtues are combined which reveal the master of his craft. A lavish richness of melodic ideas permeates the whole work, naturally underlining and enhancing the lyrical episodes with special emphasis, carried along by a harmonic freedom which, in spite of all its boldness appears completely unforced. The sense of a vitalising rhythm, preventing the occurrence of any dead moments, is particularly successfully developed. Behind the natural flow of the parts, especially the singable vocal lines, is concealed a deceptively easy, mature, technical artistry . . .." [Georg Jensch: Volkswacht (1919) ]