Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960)

En skärgårdssägen
Symphonic poem for large orchestra

opus 20; Rudén no. 49

  • Year of composition: Rindön September - 6 October - Skagen 21 October - 18 November 1904
  • Work category: Orchestral works in one movement
  • Dedication: To my brother Johannes Alfvén
  • First performed: Stockholm, the Royal Opera , 31 March 1905, the Royal Court Orchestra cond. Hugo Alfvén
  • Duration: 16 min
  • Detailed duration: 16-18 minutes

Instrumentation

3*.3*.4*.4* / 4.2.3.1 / timp, 2 perc, 2 hp / str: 16.16.12.10.8
(picc, cor angl, bass clar, dbn)

Examples of printed editions

Score and parts Stockholm [1909]. Hirsch 2778.
Study score Stockholm 1948. Gehrmans, CG 4286

Location for score and part material

Gehrmans

  • Location autograph: Stiftelsen Musikkulturens främjande
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Composition sketch in pencil, Score in pencil, Parts: Gehrmans

Literature

Hedwall, Lennart: Hugo Alfvén. Stockholm 1973, pp. 201−203
Bucht, Gunnar: En skärgårdssägen − hundra år senare, in Alfvéniana, 3-4/04, pp. 14−16.
Dicander, Jörgen: Alfvéns 'En skärgårdssägen' i myt och verklighet, in  Alfvéniana 2/99, p. 14.
Tillman, Joakim: 'Den strukna delen av genomföringen i Hugo Alfvéns En skärgårdssägen'. Alfvéniana 1−2/09, pp. 18−24.

Description of work

Andante G minor 4/4