Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974)

'De tre mostrarna' eller 'Emma, som spann gull av långhalm', Fairy play in three acts

  • Year of composition: 2 February 1923
  • Work category: Incidental music
  • Text author: Greta Holmgren
  • Duration: Approx. 10-15 min
  • Detailed duration: The music is probably note longer than ca 15 min.

Instrumentation

1.0.1.0 / 0.0.0.0 / str

Solo voices/choir

4 singing actors: Emma, Tre aunts, Tok-Frans

Location for score and part material

Svensk Musik

Description of work

Act I
1. Prelude, 'Storgångsmarschen': Alla marcia C major
Song: E minor with one long bar without time signature
2 = March from no. 1
3. Emma's first ditty: Emma, Andante A minor 4/4
4. Tok-Frans's ditty. Con moto F major 4/4
5. Emmas herding song: Moderato A minor 6/8
6 = Song from no. 1

Act II
7. Prelude: Alla marcia 4/4 D major
8. Emma's first ditty: Adagio G minor 3/4
9. First aunt's spinning ditty: Vivace G minor
10. Emma's second ditty: Adagio d-moll 3/4
11. Second aunt's weaving ditty: Vivace C major
12. Emma's third ditty: Adagio E minor 3/4
13. Third aunt's sewing ditty: Moderato
14 = 7

Act III
15. Prelude = 16.
16. Dance by the servants: Vivace D major 3/4
17 = 1
18. Wedding dance: Andante A minor 3/4