Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

24 January 1792. 'Bland de hvita tjäll och tak'

VB 126 (earlier VB 125)

According to Wikmanson's transcription:
[1.] Solo/choir
[2.] Solo/choir
[3.] Choir
[4.] Solo (Da capo-aria)
[5.] Choir


According to van Boer:
[1.] Solo
[2.] Solo
[3.] Chorale
[4.] Solo (Da capo-aria)
[5.] Choir

  • Year of composition: Stockholm 24 January 1792 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Mixed choir and instruments
  • Text author: Carl Michael Bellman
  • Dedication: 'Cantata by Bellman for the birthday of King Gustav III 25 Jan. 1792' (according to van Boer)
  • Duration: Approx. 10-15 min
  • Detailed duration: Uncertain

Instrumentation

Piano

Solo voices/choir

Solo voices: 1 soprano (according to van Boer)
Choir: [the parts are not specified: three parts are written in treble clef in Wikmanson's transcription]

Examples of printed editions

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

Location for score and part material

Transcription by Wikmanson (also as photo copy) at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket (SP/Sv-R Sånger av J. M. Kraus)

  • Location autograph: Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Kapsel 57:3a, 52; Cantate af Bellman på Kon: G. III's föd:dag, 25 Jan: 1792 – orig. skrift af Kraus
    According to van Boer there exists an autograph at the National Library ('24 Jan: 92')

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

According to Wikmanson's transcription:
[1.] Solo/choir: Andante C major 4/ 4 (C)
[2.] Solo/choir: Andante con moto G major 2/4
[3.] Choir: Largo G major 4/2 [sic] (figured bass)
[4.] Solo (Da capo-aria): Andantino F major alla breve
[5.] Choir: Vivace C major 3/4


According to van Boer:
[1.] Solo
[2.] Solo
[3.] Chorale
[4.] Solo (Da capo-aria)
[5.] Choir


Libretto/text

According to Wikmanson's transcription:

[1.] Bland de hvita tjäll och tak, under trädens [solo/choir]
[2.] Bjällrorna på isen klinga [solo/choir]
[3.] Dyre kung [choir]
[4.] Da capo-aria: Gustav vi vårt [solo]
[5.] Ja! Må dina hvärf (choir)

 

According to van Boer:

[1.] Bland de hvita tjäll och tak, under trädens (solo)
[2.] Bjällrorna på isen klinga (solo)
[3.] Dyre kung (choir)
[4.] Da capo-aria: Gustav vi vårt (solo)
[5.] Ja! Må dina hvärf (choir)