Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974)

Hassan, ur musiken till

  • Year of composition: Ca 1930-1940
  • Work category: Incidental music
  • Text author: James Elroy Flecker, trans. Prince Wilhelm
  • First performed: 1 January 1939
  • Duration: Approx. 5-10 min

Instrumentation

0.1.0.0 / 0.1.0.0 / timp, perc: sn dr, tam, tambourine, cymb / pno, str.

Solo voices/choir

Tenor solo
Choir: one-part mixed choir, one-part women's choir, two-part men's choir

Location for score and part material

Incomplete parts

  • Location autograph: Sveriges Radios Musikbibliotek
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: T 55, score missing

Description of work

1. Lament C minor 4/4 (C)
2. Lento B-flat major 4/4 (C), Moderato B major
3. Con moto A major 3/4
4. no tempo markings A-flat major alla breve, 3/4
5. no tempo markings 2/4 (perc)
6. Moderato B-flat major 4/4 (C)
7-8. not played on the radio
9. Moderato C major 4/4 (C)
10. Lagabre starts in F minor 4/4 (C), various tempo markings and time signatures
11. Tiggarens sång F minor alla breve, C major 3/4
12. Kör av tiggare och danserskor F minor 2/4 (unison choir)
13. Soldatsång D minor, D major 2/4 (unison choir)


Work comment

The play was performed already in 1925, but Atterberg likely composed the music first in the 1930s.


Libretto/text

11. Tiggarens sång. "Alla med två ben, hitåt"
12. Kör av tiggare och danserskor. "Idag skall narren"
13. Soldatsång. "Vi ska leka med ödet tafatt"