20. Is it considered sacred music?
21. Is it a Werk ohne Opuszahl?
No. It has an opus number.
22. Are all the voices feminine in gender?
Re clarification: I don't consider voices as instruments. I know there are references to singers having "wonderful instruments", but I think that's hyperbole. An instrument is something you pick up and use for a purpose. A tool, if you like. In the case of music, a tool for making nice sounds. Voices come naturally. Instruments don't.
Recap: a composition by Brahms written between 1865 & 1897 (see below), in more than one section, and not in D major. It is for orchestra & voice(s), not all female. It is not considered sacred music, and the sections are not labelled. Not based on folk themes, nor does it contain any highlighted instruments within the definition I've given above. I won't try & fudge the orchestral issue by trying to pretend it might be for a chamber group. It's for orchestra, though as I said at Q9, no percussion,
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