for solo mandolin
level of difficulty: high
"Sommerlied" is a chorale prelude to the song "Herzlich tun mir erfreuen der freiges Sommerzeit" ( "A heart of the joyful summer time") from the 16th century. Karl-Heinz Zarius has modeled the motifs of the lyrics by means of melody, harmony and a narrative-flowing rhythm. Fragile lines, natural impressions and dancer playing figures unfold a lyrical sound of subtle transparency.