Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Cantata. Kom din herdestaff [sic] att bära D major

VB 15

1. Kom, kom din herdestaff att bära (bass solo)
2. Tala till dit eget hjerta (duet)
3. Där Guds änglar (duet)

  • Year of composition: Stockholm 1790 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Voices and orchestra
  • Text author: Carl Michael Bellman
  • Duration: Approx. 10-15 min
  • Detailed duration: 10'25 (according to Carus CD edition; the duet 'Där Guds änglar' is probably not included)

Instrumentation / / timp, (cont) org / str

Solo voices/choir

Soprano, bass

  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: The Royal Opera library, Kyrkomusik 50 [52] (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' (the numbering of this work is however unchanged).

Description of work

1. Allegro moderato D major 4/4 (C)
2. Andante A major 3/4
3. Allegro D major 4/4 (C)


1. Kom, kom din herdestaff att bära

2. Tala till dit egen hjerta under ögats fromma

3. Där Guds änglar dig bedåra