Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

An die Quelle. 'Du kleine, grünumwachsne Quelle' E-flat major

VB 75 (earlier VB 74)

  • Year of composition: Probably Vienna 1783 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Voice and piano
  • Text author: Matthias Claudius
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min
  • Detailed duration: 1'41 (according to Naxos CD edition)

Solo voices/choir


Examples of printed editions

According to van Boer the song was one of the works published and sold by the publisher Johann Traeg in Vienna in mid-1780s.

Location for score and part material

Transcript at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket (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

Lento E-flat major 4/4 (C)


Du kleine, grünumwachsne Quelle