Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Sinfonia per la chiesa ('Riksdagssymfoni' ['Parliament Symphony']/ 'Sinfonia con fugato') D major

VB 146

I. Andante maestoso
II. Allegro maestoso

  • Year of composition: Stockholm 1789 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Symphony
  • First performed: St Nicolai Church (The Great Church) Stockholm at the inauguration of the Parliament in the beginning of March 1789
  • Duration: Approx. 5-10 min
  • Detailed duration: 8'12 (according to the Musica Sveciae CD edition)

Instrumentation / / timp, (cont) / str

Examples of printed editions

Kraus No. 6, The Symphony in Sweden Part I: Johan Helmich Roman, Six Symphonies, Joseph Martin Kraus, Six Symphonies, eds Ingmar Bengtsson & Bertil van Boer (The Symphony 1720-1840, ed. Barry S. Brook, Vol F II; New York, Garland, 1983)

Location for score and part material

Copies at i.a. Musik- och Teaterbibliotekets (O/Sv:R)

  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Autograph at the Royal Opera library: Sinfonie Nr. 33 (a few pages of the score missing)


van Boer Jr, Bertil H: Die Werke von Joseph Martin Kraus. Systematisch-thematisches Werkverzeichnis, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music series no. 56, Stockholm (1988); an updated edition in English with a partly revised VB-numbering was published in 1998 by Pendragon Press under the title 'Joseph Martin Kraus. A Systematic-Thematic Catalogue of His Musical Works and Source Study' (the numbering of this work is however unchanged).

Description of work

I. Andante maestoso D major 4/4 (C)
II. Allegro maestoso D major 4/4 (C)