Olof Åhlström (1756-1835)

[Cantatas for the feast days of the liturgical year] Spiritual Songs. [8.] Christmas Day. 'Med hjertats lof till dig'

Autograph (unnumbered):
[1.] [Solo; Soprano or Tenor]
[2.] [Solo; Soprano or Tenor]

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Edition Gran Tonante:
Recitativo [sic] and Aria (Soprano or Tenor)

  • 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: Voice and piano
  • First performed: Probably in St James' Church, Stockholm
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min
  • Detailed duration: Uncertain

Instrumentation

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

Solo voices/choir

solo voice: 1 soprano or tenor

Examples of printed editions

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

Med hjärtats lov till dig. Kantat på Juldagen ur Kantater för årets högtidsdagar. Kantatens originaltext och notskrift är bearbetade till vår tids utskrift av Rune Elmehed. SMB 2003/364

  • 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 B-flat major 3/4 - alla breve
[2.] Andante Moderato B-flat major 3/4

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Edition Gran Tonante:
Andante - Andante moderato B-flat major 3/4 - alla breve - 3/4


Libretto/text

Autograph (unnumbered):

[1.] [Solo; Soprano or Tenor]: med hjertats lof till dig, Du verldars Gud

[2.] [Solo; Soprano or Tenor]: Från Jorden upp till Himlens höjd

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Edition Gran Tonante:

Recitativo [sic] and Aria (Soprano or Tenor): Med hjärtats lov till dig, du världars Gud /.../ Från jorden upp till Himlens höjd