Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

An mein Mädchen. 'Liebe, Liebe, welche Freude' B-flat major

VB 87 (earlier VB 86)

  • Year of composition: Probably Vienna 1783 (earlier information from van Boer: probably Germany 1782; see more below)
  • Work category: Voice and piano
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min
  • Detailed duration: 1'22 (according to the Naxos CD edition)

Solo voices/choir


Examples of printed editions

Airs et Chansons pour le Clavecin, composés par Joseph Kraus, Maître de S. M. le Roi de Suède, à Stockholm, chez G. A. Silverstolpe et en commission chez Breitkopf und Härtel à Leipsic [sic] (1796). Facsimile edition, Autographus Musicus, Bandhagen (1980)

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Z/Sv Kraus Sånger


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 alla breve


Liebe, Liebe, welche Freude, gabst du