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USA edition of the song Ständchen WoO.22
USA edition, published in 1875, of the song Ständchen WoO.22.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Score of Macbeth WoO.51
Original 1891 edition of Macbeth WoO.51

 

Catalogue: WoO (Works without Opus Numbers)

This full catalogue is also listed by by date and by genre. See the Introduction for an explanation of the symbols and for more information. Any arrangement by Raff of one his own compositions is listed in the Notes on the work. WoO numbers were allocated in 1999 and 2010/11. For completeness, lost or destroyed works are listed here and also listed on a separate page.

  Works with WoO numbers  
Date
Publisher & date
Notes
WoO.1
Trois Fantasies de Soir
Three Night Fantasies
Piano 1841   Lost - destroyed by Raff
WoO.2
Schicksale
Fate
Piano 1841   Lost
WoO.3
Alla Tarantella: Caprice Piano Summer 1846   Lost - destroyed by Raff.
WoO.4
Scherzo fantastique
Fantastic Scherzo
Piano Autumn 1846   Lost - destroyed by Raff in Stuttgart in 1847.
WoO.4A
Paraphrase über Les Huguenots
Paraphrase on Les Huguenots
Piano 1846   Lost - abandoned as unsuccessful.
WoO.5
Sérénade Piano Early 1847   Lost - destroyed by Raff in Stuttgart in 1848.
WoO.6
Sicilienne Piano Early 1847   Lost - destroyed by Raff in 1848.
WoO.7
Fantasie über Themen aus Kücken's "Prätendent"
Fantasy on themes from Kücken's "Prätendent"
Piano December 1847   Lost - last known of at the publisher Kistner.
WoO.8
Der 121 Psalm
The 121st. Psalm
Soloists, Choir & Orchestra Spring & Summer 1848 Manuscript.
WoO.9

Trio
Trio [Piano Trio]

Piano Trio Spring & Summer 1849   Lost - destroyed by Raff. Based on Mendelssohn's C minor Trio.
WoO.10
Große Fantasie über Motive aus der Oper "Das Diamantkreuz" von Seigfried Salomon
Grand Fantasy on motifs from the opera "Das Diamantkreuz" by Siegfried Salomon
Piano November 1849   Lost - Manuscript was held by the dedicatee, Freiherrn von König of Stuttgart.
WoO.10A
Arrangement of 3 Etudes and an Elegy for piano 4 hands by Karl Vollweiler Violin or Cello & Piano November 1849   Made for the publisher Schuberth. Unknown fate.
WoO.10B
Arrangement of 2 Romances for piano by Henselt Violin or Cello & Piano November 1849   Made for the publisher Schuberth. Unknown fate.
WoO.10C
Arrangement of a song by Spohr Violin or Cello & Piano November 1849   Made for the publisher Schuberth. Unknown fate.
WoO.10D
Arrangement of a song by Carl Reissiger Violin or Cello & Piano November 1849   Made for the publisher Schuberth. Unknown fate.
WoO.11
2 Violin-Romanzen von L. van Beethoven, übertragen
2 Violin Romances by L. van Beethoven, arranged
Piano November 1849 Schuberth
1849
WoO.12A
Etude de Concert sur un motif des "Puritains" de Bellini
Concert Study on a motif from I Puritani by Bellini
Piano December 1849?   Manuscript.. Discovered in 2010 in the Nederlands Musiek Instituut in The Hague.
WoO.12B

Fantasie über das Lied Dir zum angedenken op.53 no.2
Fantasy on the song Dir zum angedenken op.53 no.2

Piano December 1849   Unfinished in November 1849. Probbaly completed in or soon after December 1849. Lost.
WoO.13
Quartett
Quartet [String Quartet]
String Quartet Summer 1849
- Spring 1850
  Lost - destroyed by Raff. In C major. 3rd. Movement a fugal adagio.
WoO.14
"König Alfred": Große heroische Oper in 4 Akten
"King Alfred": Grand heroic opera in 4 acts
Soloists, Choir & Orchestra September 1848 - April 1849 Manuscript. Revised 1850 in Weimar.
WoO.14A
Orchestration and arrangement of Liszt's original sketches for the Overture: Der entfesselte Prometheus RV.539 Orchestra First half of 1850 Nordstern
2002
Prepared by Raff when working for Liszt. Performed 24 August 1850.
WoO.14B

Nocturne
Nocturne

Piano 1850   Mentioned in a letter by Raff. Lost.
WoO.15
Fest-Ouverture
Festival Overture
Orchestra April & May 1851 - January 1852   Lost
WoO.15A

Fantaisie
Fantasy
Piano 1850-52?   Manuscript.. Discovered in 2010 in the Nederlands Musiek Instituut in The Hague. Previously unknown.
WoO.15B

Orchestral arrangment of Liszt's Psalm XX: Domine salvum fac regum

Tenor, Choir & Orchestra Early 1853 Breitkoph & Härtel
1936
Prepared at Liszt's request. Raff credited in the published score.
WoO.16
Te Deum Choir & Orchestra July 1853 Manuscript. 38 pages.
WoO.16A

Fantasie in Form einer großen freien Ouvertüre
Fantasy in the form of a grand freely developed Overture

Orchestra 1853   Prefaced by a verse motto from Faust. Lost - destroyed by Raff.
WoO.17
Musik zum Trauerspiel "Bernhard von Weimar"
Music to the tragedy "Bernhard von Weimar"
Orchestra Summer 1854 Aibl
1885
Nos.2&4 published as Zwei Märsche. No.1 Ouvertüre revised and published as Op.127. Nos.3&5 Fanfaren for brass unpublished but in Manuscript.
WoO.18
Große Sinfonie
Grand Symphony
Orchestra 1854   Lost. In 5 movements. 4th. & 5th. movements re-used in op.101 Suite. Also described by Raff as an Orchester-Suite.
WoO.19
Dornröschen: Märchen-Epos in 4 Teilen
Briar Rose: Fairy Tale Epic in 4 parts
Soloists, Choir & Orchestra Summer 1855 Manuscript.
WoO.20
Samson: Musikalisches Trauerspiel
Samson: Music Drama
Soloists, Choir & Orchestra Spring 1853
- Summer 1854
Manuscript. Libretto written by Raff Summer 1851 - Autumn 1852. Orchestrated April - late Autumn 1857. In 3 parts and 5 acts.
WoO.20A

Todte Liebe: Cyklus von Liedern und Gesängen
Fatal Love: Cycle of Lieder and Songs.
Voice & Piano

Before or
during 1855?

  Manuscript. 11 Nos. including one with text only. 2 later published in Op.98..
WoO.21
Ständchen von C.O. Sternau
Serenade from C.O. Sternau
Voice & Piano 1859 Cotta 1861
Stehl & Thomas 1886
Proceeds of the second edition devoted to the Raff Memorial Fund.
WoO.22
2 Märsche aus Händel's Oratorien: "Saul" und "Jephta". Transkription.
2 Marches from Handel's Oratorios: "Saul" and "Jephta". Transcription
Piano 1859 Schuberth
1879
WoO.23
Ausgewählte Stücke aus den Violin-Sonaten von Joh. Seb. Bach: bearbeitet
Selected Pieces from the Violin Sonatas of Joh. Seb. Bach: arranged
Piano Summer 1865 Rieter-Biedermann
1869
18 Nos. in 7 vols.
WoO.24
Abendlied von Robert Schumann: Konzert-Paraphrase
"Evening Song" by Robert Schumann: Concert Paraphrase
Piano Autumn 1865 Schuberth
1866
Simplified version published by Maylath in 1871.
WoO.25
Introduktion und Fuge für Orgel
Introduction and Fugue for Organ
Organ Autumn 1866 Rieter-Biedermann
1867/1877
First edition was as No.23 in a multi-composer collectiion. 1877 edition was only this work.
WoO.26
Reminiscenzen aus Richard Wagner's Oper: "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"
Reminiscences of Richard Wagner's Opera "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"
Piano Summer 1867 Schott
1868
4 Nos (one for each act) in 4 Vols.
WoO.27
Vier Marianische Antiphonen nach dem Cantus firmus der römischen Kirche
Four Marian Antiphones after the Cantus Firmus of the Roman church.
Choir May 1868 Nordstern
1999
WoO.28
Valse-Impromptu à la Tyrolienne
Waltz-Impromptu after the Tyrolienne
Piano 1868 Schott
1869
Arranged for Piano Four Hands (pub.1877)
WoO.29
Die Parole: Opern in 3 Aufzügen
The Password: Opera in 3 Acts
Soloists, Choir ? & Orchestra 1868 Libretto written by Raff in Autumn 1867 and published in 1873 by Schellenberg (under pseudonym of Arnold Börner).
   WoO.30

#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
6 Sonaten für Violincell von J.S. Bach für das Pianoforte bearbeitet
6 Sonatas for the Cello by J.S. Bach arranged for the Piano
Piano 1868 Rieter-Biedermann
1869-1871
WoO.30A

Begleitung von sechs Bläser für die Laudi Sion & Stabat mater von der Kirche in Lachen
Accompaniment of six wind instruments for the Laudi Sion & Stabat mater of the church in Lachen.

Choir & Winds 1868   Made at the request of a Swiss friend for the church at Lachen. Lost.
WoO.31
Kyrie und Gloria Choir 1869 Manuscript.
WoO.32
Pater Noster Choir 1869 Nordstern
1999
WoO.33
Ave Maria Double Choir 1869 Nordstern
1999
WoO.34
Improvisation über das Lied "Der Lindenzweig" by L. Damrosch
Improvisation on the Lied "Der Lindenzweig" by L. Damrosch
Piano Summer 1870 Lichtenberg (later Stürmer) 1871
WoO.34A
Orchestration of Richard Wagner's Huldigungsmarsch
Homage March
Orchestra First half of 1871 Schott
1871
Orchestration of Wagner's original for wind band WVV.97, carried out at the request of Wagner and his publisher Schott, but not credited as Raff's in the published score.
WoO.35
Italienische Suite
Italian Suite
Orchestra Autumn 1871 Ries & Erler
1884
Originally titled Aus dem Suden. Arranged for Piano Four Hands (pub. 1884). No.4 Notturno arr. Piano (pub. 1884)
WoO.36
30 fortschreitende Etüden
30 Progressive Etudes
Piano 1868 - 1872 Mittler
1870/1871/1873
Steingräber
1883
Nos.28-30 comp. in 1868 and pub. 1869 by Mittler in a multi-composer collection. Nos.1-15 comp. in 1870 and pub. 1871 by Mittler in a multi-composer collection. Nos.16-27 comp. in 1872 for 1873 edition. Collected together with this title by Steingräber, pub. 1883.
WoO.37
Berceuse d'aprés une pensée de Ch. Gounod
Berceuse after an idea by Ch. Gounod
Piano 1872 Siegel
1872
WoO.38
Valse de Juliet de Ch. Gounod
Juliet's Waltz by Ch. Gounod
Piano 1872 Siegel
1873
WoO.39
J.S. Bach's Ciaconna für Solo-Violine, bearbeitet für großes Orchester
J.S. Bach's Chaconne for solo Violin, arranged for large orchestra
Orchestra Autumn 1873 Seitz (later Ries & Erler)
1874
Arranged for Piano Four Hands
WoO.40
Drei Suiten für Orchester von Joh. Seb. Bach: Für Pianoforte bearbeitet
Three Suites for Orchestra by Joh. Seb. Bach: arranged for Piano
Piano Autumn 1874 Rieter-Biedermann
1875
WoO.41
J.S. Bach's Englische Suite für Orchester bearbeitet
J.S. Bach's English Suite arranged for Orchestra
Orchestra Autumn 1874 Ries & Erler
1892
Score given by Doris Raff to R&E in Summer 1883. MR: It is Suite No.3 of the Bach set of English Suites.
WoO.42
3 Sonaten von Benedetto Marcello für Volincello, mit hinzugefügter Klavierbegleitung unter freier Benutzung des bezifferten Basses
3 Sonatas by Benedetto Marcello for Cello with added piano accompaniment employing free use of the numbered bass
Cello & Piano Autumn 1875 Manuscript. A fourth Sonata is lost.
WoO.43
Vier Capriccios über walachische und serbische Weisen
Four Capriccios on Wallachian and Serbian Airs
Piano Autumn 1875 Siegel
1876
WoO.44
Konzert Nr.2 für Violincell
Concerto No.2 for Cello [Cello Concerto No.2]
Cello & Orchestra Autumn 1876 Nordstern
1997
Arranged for Cello & Piano.
WoO.45
Thüringer Suite: Suite No.3
Thuringian Suite: Suite No.3
Orchestra 1877 Ries & Erler
1893
Composed as Op.208. Publlished as Aus Thüringen with Nos. 3&4 reversed and No.5 Beim Vogelschiessn renamed Zum Schützenfest.
WoO.46
Benedetto Marcello: Lyrische Oper in 3 Akten
Benedetto Marcello: Lyric Opera in 3 Acts
Soloists, Male Choir & Orchestra 1877 - 1878 Nordstern
2002
Also Vocal Score.
WoO.47
Frühlingslied
Spring Song
Mezzo-Soprano Piano Sometime before 1879 Schott
1879
Originally published by Jäger in the Kunkel & Mauß Liedersammlung, date unknown.
WoO.48

Elegie für Orchester
Elegy for Orchestra
Orchestra Summer
& Autumn 1879
Nordstern
2003
Original 3rd. movement of Symphony No.10 op.213.
WoO.49

Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare's "Sturm"
Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
Orchestra 1879 Nordstern
2006
Also Piano Four Hands arrangement, possibly by Raff
WoO.50

Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare's "Macbeth"
Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare's "Macbeth"
Orchestra 1879 Schmidt
1891
Published as "revised" by Macdowell. Also Piano Four Hands arrangement, possibly by Raff
WoO.51
Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare's "Romeo und Julie"
Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"
Orchestra 1879 Schmidt
1891
Published as "revised" by Macdowell. Also Piano Four Hands arrangement, possibly by Raff
WoO.52
Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare's "Othello"
Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare's "Othello"
Orchestra 1879 Manuscript. Also Piano Four Hands arrangement, possibly by Raff
WoO.52A

Two Settings of Tennyson's Tears, Idle Tears Voice & Piano

1878 or 1879

C. Kegan Paul
1879
Published in a volume of Tennyson settings.

WoO.53

Die Sterne: Kantate
The Stars: Cantata
Choir & Orchestra Summer
& Autumn 1880
Manuscript.
WoO.54
Die Eifersüchtigen: Komische Oper in 3 Akten
The Jealous Ones: Comic Opera in 3 Acts
Solists, Choir ? & Orchestra Spring 1881 - Spring 1882 Manuscript. Text by written by Raff in 1880.
WoO.55
Duo
Violin & Piano Spring 1882 Manuscript. Probably the 4th. movement of a projected Violin Sonata.
WoO.56
Große Fuge für Orchester
Grand Fugue for Orchestra
Orchestra Spring 1882 Manuscript fragment.

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