Franz Berwald (1796−1868)

Stor Polonoise

  • Year of composition: 1843
  • Work category: Orchestral works in one movement
  • First performed: Stora börssalen, Stockholm 6 February 1843.
  • Duration: 3 min

Instrumentation

2.2.2.2 / 4.2.3.0 / timp / str

Examples of printed editions

Facsimile print of Berwald's autograph printed by Tryckeribolaget Ivar Haeggström, Stockholm 1968

Location for score and part material

  • Location autograph: Kungliga Biblioteket

Description of work

Maestoso D major 3/4


Work comment

The piece is identical to Polonaise ur Estrella di Soria, but is extended by two measures at the end. On the title page of the autograph the following text reads:
Stor Polonoise / composed / by request for the Fête, that / Stockholm's Magistrate and Citizens / in celebration of / His Majesy / Konung Carl XIV Johan's / 25 th Year on the Throne / and which the great hall of the Stock Exchange humbly hosted 6 February 1843 / by / Franz Berwald