Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Son pietosa

VB 66 (earlier VB 65)

  • Year of composition: Stockholm 1789 (?)
  • Work category: Voice and orchestra
  • Text author: Metastasio, from 'Nitteti', Act III, scene 9
  • Duration: 6 min

Instrumentation / / str

Solo voices/choir


  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Autograph lost, but a transcription exists at Statens Musik- och teaterbibliotek, SO/Sv-R


Åstrand, Hans: Joseph Martin Kraus - den mest betydande gustavianska musikpersonligheten, 2011, p. 191f.

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 pulished 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

Larghetto F major 6/8, Allegro non troppo 3/4

Work comment

High, virtuosic soprano part