Olof Åhlström (1756-1835)

[Cantatas for the feast days of the liturgical year] Spiritual Songs. [3.] Påsk Dagen [sic]. "Dunka skuggor omge oss"

Autograph (unnumbered):

[1.] Recit. [Soprano or Tenor]
[Solo; Soprano or Tenor]
Recit. [Soprano or Tenor]
[Solo; Soprano or Tenor]
[Solo; Soprano or Tenor]

[2.] [Solo; Soprano or Tenor]
Choir

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Edition Gran Tonante:

Recitativo (Soprano or Tenor; regards the entire piece)
[Soprano or Tenor solo; regards the entire piecet]
Recitativo
[Solo]
(Recitativo)
[Solo]
Choir

  • Year of composition: Dating uncertain (Åhlström worked in St James' Church in 1792- 1835; two of the cantatas are dated 1801 [No. 1] resp. 1802 [No. 7], a third [No. 10] has the note 'performed in Jacobs kyrka 1799')
  • Work category: Mixed choir and instruments
  • First performed: Probably in St James' Church, Stockholm
  • Duration: Approx. 5-10 min
  • Detailed duration: Uncertain

Instrumentation

probably pno/Forte Piano (compare to Cantata no. 1)

Solo voices/choir

solo voice: 1 soprano or tenor
choir: S.A.T.B.

Examples of printed editions

11 Kantater för kyrkoårets högtider för Soli, Kör och Pianoforte. Urtext-Edition byHolger Schmitt-Hallenberg. Archive of Swedish Vocal Music, Vol. V, Edition Gran Tonante HB, 2010

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Z/Sv (bound together with the other cantatas for the feast days of the liturgical year)

Description of work

Autograph (unnumbered):
[1.] Andante Moderato - Andantino Allegro - Andante - un poco Allegro - Andantino - Allegro Maestoso F major 4/4 (C) - 2/4 - 4/4 (C)
[2.] Allegro ma non troppo C major 2/4

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Edition Gran Tonante:
Andante Moderato - Andantino - Allegro - Andante - un poco allegro - Andantino - Allegro maestoso - Allegro ma non troppo F major - C major 4/4 (C) - 2/4 - 4/4 (C) - 2/4 - 4/4 (C) - 2/4


Libretto/text

Autograph (unnumbered):

[1.] Recit. [Soprano or Tenor]: Dunkla skuggor omge oss
[Solo; Soprano or Tenor] Skall ej vår vän den Gudomlige träda
Recit. [Soprano or Tenor]: Dock Hans mun oss löfte gaf
[Solo; Soprano or Tenor]: Gryningen tändes och Solen uprinner
[Solo; Soprano or Tenor]: Hvad rusning! hvilken glädje!

[2.] [Solo; Soprano or Tenor]: Gudalikt skön vår förlossare upstår
Choir: Gudalikt skön vår förlossare upstår

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Edition Gran Tonante:

Recitativo (Soprano or Tenor; gäller hela verket): Dunkla skuggor omger oss
[Soprano or Tenor solo; gäller hela verket]: Skall ej vår vän den Gudomlige
Recitativo: Dock hans mun oss löfte gav
[Solo]: Gryningen tändes och Solen upprinner
(Recitativo): Vad rysning! Vilken glädje!
[Solo]: Gudalikt skön vår förlossare uppstår
Choir: Gudalikt skön vår förlossare uppstår