Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Aria. Ma tu tremi E-flat major

VB 63 (earlier VB 62 resp. VB 104)

  • Year of composition: Probably Stockholm 1788 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Voice and orchestra
  • Text author: Pietro Metastasio (from the cantata La Tempesta)
  • Arrangement/revision: Also exists in a version for voice and piano (see more below)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min
  • Detailed duration: 2'18 (according to the Bluebell LP edition)

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Solo voices/choir

Soprano (or baritone - according to earlier information from van Boer; see more below)

Examples of printed editions

According to van Boer the arrangement for mezzo-soprano or baritone and piano was published by Julius Bagge in 1883 and was printed in Musikaliskt Allehanda in 1824 (no. 17)

Location for score and part material

According to information from van Boer (see more below) the autograph is lost but there should exist a transcript at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket.

  • 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

Largo E-flat major alla breve
['E-flat major (B-flat major)' according to earlier information from van Boer; see more below]


Ma tu tremi, o mio tesoro