Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

'Du vår välgörare och far' B-flat major

VB 200 (earlier VB 196)

  • Year of composition: Possibly Germany or Austria 1784(?) (according to van Boer's earlier dating, possibly before 1787; see more below)
  • Work category: Voice and piano
  • Text author: Information missing (according to van Boer there it can have been a German original 'Du unser Wohltäter und Vater')
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min
  • Detailed duration: Uncertain

Solo voices/choir


Examples of printed editions

Theater-Almanach för år 1788 (Stockholm, 1787) [year of print changed to 1788 in van Boer's later edition; see more below]

Location for score and part material

Transcription at Uppsala University Library: Kapsel 57:3a, 53. Si-S. No. 16, p. 39 'Öfversatte Sånger med Fortepiano af Kraus'; copyist: Fredrik Samuel Silverstolpe (according to van Boer)

  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Autograph lost (according to van Boer)


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'.

Description of work

Andante B-flat major 6/8


Du vår välgörare och far