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Various - Der Piper von Hameln mp3 album

Various - Der Piper von Hameln mp3 album Performer: Various
Title: Der Piper von Hameln
Style: Theme, Story, Promotional
Size MP3: 1295 mb
Size FLAC: 1210 mb
Rating: 4.6

The Pied Piper of Hamelin (German: Rattenfänger von Hameln, also known as the Pan Piper or the Rat-Catcher of Hamelin) is the titular character of a legend from the town of Hamelin (Hameln), Lower Saxony, Germany, as well as the title of the fairy tale that depicts the character. The legend dates back to the Middle Ages, the earliest references describing a piper, dressed in multicolored ("pied") clothing, who was a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe.

Glocken- Und Pfeifermusik Vom Kunstspiel Am Hochzeitshaus von Hameln.

Although the tale of the Piper has been enhanced and translated without end, there is a standard version that is probably best known. It appears in the Brothers Grimm collection "German Legends" printed in 1816. The linguist brothers title the story "The Children of Hameln. It was the year 1284 when a strange and wondrous figure arrived in Hameln. He was attired in a coat of many colours and was taken to be a rat catcher, because he promised to free the town of a plague of rats and mice for a fixed sum of money.

After the piper leaves, the townspeople are so concerned with preventing the return of the monsters that they become suspicious of each other and cruel to their children. Italian singer and songwriter Edoardo Bennato recorded the album E' arrivato un bastimento based on the Pied Piper fairy tale. Play Minstrel, Play" by Blackmore's Night seems to reference the legend. The lyrics mention neither children nor rats, but a musician who comes to lead an evil from a town, which the town comes to regret.

Among the various interpretations, reference to the colonization of East Europe starting from Low Germany is the most plausible one: The "Children of Hameln" would have been in those days citizens willing to emigrate being recruited by landowners to settle in Moravia, East Prussia, Pomerania or in the Teutonic Land. Demons and Wizards' first album, Demons and Wizards (2000), includes a track called "The Whistler" which recounts the tale of Pied Piper. Terry Pratchett's 2001 young-adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, parodies the legend from the perspective of the rats, the piper, and their handler.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin: A Child's Story (Robert Browning). The Pide Piper (Richard Verstegan). The Grimms' "Children of Hameln" as retold by Charles Marelle. Source: Andrew Lang, The Red Fairy Book (London and New York: Longmans, Green, and Company, 1890), pp. 208-14. Lang's source: Charles Marelle, "Le preneur de rats," Affenschwanz, et cetera: Variantes orales de contes populaires français et étrangers (Braunschweig: George Westermann, 1888), pp. 53-59. The citizens of Hameln recorded this event in their town register, and they came to date all their proclamations according to the years and days since the loss of their children. According to Seyfried the 22nd rather than the 26th of June was entered into the town register. The following lines were inscribed on the town hall

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A1 Die Sage vom Rattenfänger (Erzähler)
A2 Glocken- Und Pfeifermusik Vom Kunstspiel Am Hochzeitshaus von Hameln
B1 Weserlied
Composed By – Pressel*
B2 Rattenfängerlied
Composed By – Neuendorff*


  • Artwork By [Label] – Hans Herzberg
  • Cover – Wolfgang Garbotz
  • Music By, Arranged By – Jürgen Langehein
  • Narrator – Brian Ricketts, Max du Mesnil
  • Recorded By – Günther Hauser
  • Written By [Textgestaltung] – Karla Langehein


Multi-Foldout-Cover with the story in German/ French/ English, promotional issue for tourists.

Translations: Hannelore Fliess, Hester Butterfield, Frances Kutasi-Szabo

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: SHOL 580-1 HS005584-1-A
  • Matrix / Runout: SHOL 580-2 HS005584-1-B