Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

'Riksdagsmarsch' [Parliament March] D major

VB 154

  • Year of composition: Stockholm February 1789 after a march in Mozart's opera 'Idomeneo', Act I (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Orchestral works in one movement
  • First performed: St Nicolai Church (The Great Church), Stockholm, at the inauguration of the Parliament in beginning of March 1789
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min
  • Detailed duration: 3'49 (according to the Musica Sveciae CD edition)

Instrumentation / / timp (cont) / str

Location for score and part material

Transcriptions at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket: KO/Sv-R Introduzzione Maestoso, da G. M. Kraus (bound with i.a. VB 147), Uppsala University Library: Kapsel 34. Si-S Marsch af Kraus Partitur

  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: The Royal Opera library: Kyrkomusik 31 Marche af Kraus (oboe part 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

Maestoso D major 4/4 (C)