Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974)

Det gamla spelet om Envar

  • Year of composition: 1929
  • Work category: Incidental music
  • Text author: Hugo von Hoffmansthal, trans. Emil Hillberg
  • First performed: 31 March 1929 Sveriges Radio
  • Duration: Approx. 10-15 min

Instrumentation

1.1.1.0 / 0.1.2.0 / timp, perc, pno, org / str
perc: cymb, trgl

Solo voices/choir

Solo voices: soprano soloist
Mixed choir: S.A.T.B.

  • Location autograph: Sveriges Radios Musikbibliotek
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: T 8: score: stencil of the composer's autograph, parts.

Description of work

1. Fanfare: no tempo markings E major 3/4 (trp, 2 tbn)
2. Hymn: Largamente B major 4/4 (C) (choir)
3. Adagio D minor 6/8 (pi, org, str)
4. Dödens marsch: no tempo markings E-flat major 4/4 (C) (soprano solo)
5. Organ solo: Molto lento D major 4/4 (C)
6. Fästmusik: Moderato B-flat minor 3/4
7. Canon: Con moto G major 3/4 (choir, vla)
8. Den "magres" sång: no tempo markings G major 3/4 (soprano solo, vn)
9. Goda gärningar - Envar: Adagio C major 4/4 (C) (str)
10. Organ fugue: Moderato E major 3/4


Libretto/text

2. Hymn. Te Deum laudamus (choir)
4. Dödens marsch. Te Deum laudamus (soprano)
7. Kanon. Floret silva undique (choir)
8. Den magres sång. O ve, o ve fru Minna (soprano)