Franz Berwald (1796−1868)

Konung Carl XII:s seger vid Narva [Konung Karl XII:s seger vid Narva]

  • Year of composition: 1845? (according to Monumenta Musicae Svecicae. Franz Berwald, Sämtliche Werke. Vol. 22.2. Bärenreiter, BA 4922)
  • Work category: Voice and piano
  • Text author: Henrik Wilhelm Bredberg
  • First performed: 11 November 1845, Storkyrkan, Stockholm. Unison song by four tenors: opera singers Olof Strandberg and Carl Albert Hoffmann as well as two amateurs.
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Solo voices/choir

[Unison tenor quartet]

Examples of printed editions

Monumenta Musicae Svecicae. Franz Berwald, Sämtliche Werke. Vol. 22.2.
Bärenreiter, BA 4922

Literature

See Monumenta Musicae Svecicae. Franz Berwald, Sämtliche Werke. Vol. 22.2. Bärenreiter, BA 4922

Description of work

Maestoso E-flat major 4/4 (C)


Work comment

The piece was probably written originally for voice(s) and orchestra, but the only extant version is the one for voice and piano.

Berwald used the music from this piece for both Ein ländliches Verlobungsfest in Schweden. Operette in einem Akt (En lantlig bröllopsfest) and Estrella de Soria.


Libretto/text

1. Czarens [sic] här kring Narva låg, som kring offret draken lurar.

2. Framåt med guds hjelp! så båld ljungar han med sina hjeltar.

3. Bryggan störtar. Strömmen der porlande sitt byte sväljer.