Franz Berwald (1796−1868)

Nordiska fantasibilder

1. Odins ankomst: Choir
2. Freds-Engelns Budskap: Bass solo, choir
3. Asarnas Rådplägning: Choir
4. Herdarnas Qväde: Tenor solo
5. Ljusalfvarnas Varning: Choir
6. Finale. Kämparnas Jubelsång: Choir

  • Year of composition: 1846
  • Work category: Male choir with solo voice(s) and instrument
  • Text author: Herman Sätherberg
  • First performed: 9 May 1846, Storkyrkan, Stockholm. Soloists: Rudolf Walin and Johan Gustaf Hiller, an amateur choir, musicians from Svea Artillery Regiment
  • Duration: Approx. 15-20 min

Instrumentation

1.0.3.0 / 0.3*.1 / org
(corn)
According to instructions in the score, the woodwinds should sit behind the organ and the brass up in the church

Solo voices/choir

Solo voices: 1 tenor, 1 bass
Men's choir, T.T.B.B.

Examples of printed editions

Bärenreiter, Kassel 2010, vol. 22.2 in Franz Berwald Sämtliche Werke

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket

Description of work

1. Odins ankomst: Choir. Poco Adagio F major 4/4
2. Freds-Engelns Budskap: Bass solo, choir, organ. Andante G major 2/4
3. Asarnas Rådplägning: Choir. Allegro vivace E-flat major 6/8
4. Herdarnas Qväde: Tenor solo. A-flat major 4/4 - 6/8
5. Ljusalfvarnas Varning: Choir, organ. Moderato F minor 4/4
6. Finale. Kämparnas Jubelsång: Choir. Allegro F major 4/4
No. 4 also exists as a bass setting in F major