Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Aria. 'Hör mina ömma suckar klaga' (from the comedy 'Visittimman') A major

VB 26 (tidigare VB 25)

  • Year of composition: Stockholm 1787 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Incidental music
  • Text author: Karl Ristell (after 'Le Cercle' by Poinsinet, according to van Boer)
  • First performed: The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, 2 June 1787 (according to van Boer)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min
  • Detailed duration: 1'45 (according to Naxos' CD edition)


[ /] / (cont) / str
[] = probable wind instrumentation, according to van Boer

Solo voices/choir


Examples of printed editions

Musikaliskt tidsfördrif (1789)

Location for score and part material

Transcription at Uppsala University Library (according to van Boer)

  • Location autograph: Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Kapsel 57:3a, 51. Si-S. (according to van Boer's earlier edition, the autograph is lost; see more below)


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 A major 6/8


Hör mina ömma suckar klaga