Brahms' "Begräbnisgesang" op. 13 has long been one of Breitkopf & Härtel's standard works. Yet while musicians were able to acquire the score, orchestral parts and choral score, there was no piano-vocal score up to now. This gap is now being closed. The piano-vocal score will be a valuable asset to all choirs learning and performing the work, not least because the piano reduction is conceived so as to sound compelling on the organ as well. In his preface, Ulrich Mahlert suggests that the work of the then 25-year-old composer is perhaps to be seen in the light of Robert Schumann's death and Clara Schumann's own thoughts of death.