The Mastersingers of Nuremberg is an opera in three acts written and composed by Richard Wagner (1813–1883). It is among the longest operas still commonly performed today, usually taking around ... weiterlesenfour and a half hours. It was first performed at the Königliches Hof- und National-Theater in Munich on 21 June 1868 (Source: Wikipedia). It contains two chorales: Da zu dir der Heiland kam (As our Saviour came to thee) and Wach auf (Awake). Both chorales are now available as arrangements for organ and for piano or harmonium by Gerard Carter Op. 5.