Beginning of Tibi Gratulor, Hess 329 (mp3)
Performer: Mark S. Zimmer
Author: Mark S. Zimmer
This brief choral snippet from page 117 of the Eroica Sketchbook of 1803, Landsberg 6, has the lyrics "Tibi gratulor," ("Congratulations" in Latin) beneath each part. Nottebohm described it as the beginning of a piece, but based on the text and the music it could just as well be a brief but complete musical greeting. Unpublished and unrecorded, this is another world premiere for the Unheard Beethoven.