Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Måltiden i Fiskarstugan. 'Hvilken kyla, hvilken svalka'

VB 124 (ealier VB 123)

[1.] Hvilken kyla, hvilken svalka (duet)
[2.] Bordet uppå (Pastoral, duet)
[3.] Höjom våra (Chorale)
[4.] Sätt dig ned (solo; probably tenor)
[5.] Vinet det fröjdar (solo; probably sopran)
[6.] På en röd (duet)
[7.] Gud välsigne (Chorale)

  • Year of composition: Stockholm January 1792 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Mixed choir and instruments
  • Text author: Carl Michael Bellman
  • Dedication: 'dedicated to Mrs P... Royal Sec. L...' (according to Wikmanson's transcription)
    P... = Palmstedt, L... = Leopold (according to van Boer)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min
  • Detailed duration: Speltid osäker

Instrumentation

Piano (cont)

Solo voices/choir

Solo voices: 1 soprano (prob. Camilla) and 1 tenor (prob. Damon)
(Choir voices missing in Wikmanson's transcription; the first chorale is unison/two parts with figured bass, the other in two/three part treble clef)

Examples of printed editions

Carl Michael Bellman. Skrifter IV Dramatiska Arbeten (Bonniers 1936)

Location for score and part material

According to van Boer there are copies in the National Library collections (Måltiden i Fiskarstugan dedicerad till Fru Palmstedt och Kogl. [sic] Secreteteraren Leopold af C:M:B), Uppsala University (Kapsel 57:3a, 52; Smärre Cantater af Bellman satte i musik af Kraus) and Musik- och teaterbiblioteket (Sånger av J. M. Kraus [transcription by Wikmanson])

  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Autograph lost (according to van Boer it earlier existed with Gustava Palmstedt, Stockholm)

Literature

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

[1.] Hvilken kyla, hvilken svalka (duet): Andante grazioso G major 2/4
[2.] Bordet uppå (Pastoral, duet): [tempo marks missing] D major alla breve
[3.] Höjom våra (Chorale): [tempo marks missing] G major alla breve
[4.] Sätt dig ned (solo; probably tenor): Allegretto G major alla breve
[5.] Vinet det fröjdar (solo; probably soprano): Vivace C major 3/8
[6.] På en röd (duet): Allegretto G-dur alla breve [figured bass]
[7.] Gud välsigne (Chorale): [tempo marks missing] C major 3/4


Libretto/text

[1.] Hvilken kyla, hvilken svalka (duet)
[2.] Bordet uppå (Pastoral, duet)
[3.] Höjom våra (Chorale)
[4.] Sätt dig ned (solo; probably tenor, 'Damon')
[5.] Vinet det fröjdar (solo; probably soprano, 'Camilla')
[6.] På en röd (duet)
[7.] Gud välsigne (Chorale)