Ludvig Norman (1831−1885)

Festival overture over patriotic motifs

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  • Year of composition: Waldemarsudde 14 September 1882
  • Work category: Orchestral works in one movement
  • Dedication: To the 100th jubilee of the Royal Opera, composed for large orchestra by Ludvig Norman
  • First performed: 30 September 1882, the Royal Opera. The Royal Court Orchestra conducted by the composer.
  • Duration: Approx. 10-15 min


3*.2.2.2 / / timp, 3 perc / str

Examples of printed editions

Musikaliska Konstföreningen, 1911 (ed. no. 99)

Description of work

Molto maestoso C major 4/4 (C)

Work comment

The national antheme ('Du gamla, du fria') and an aria from Johann Gottlieb Naumann's national opera Gustaf Wasa ('Ädla skuggor, vördade fäder') compiles the main themes in the composition.