Bror Beckman (1866−1929)

I Kammaren sitter kaplanens vif / Im Kämmerlein wacht des Kapplanen Weib

  • Year of composition: Published in 1888 (according to Svenskt Biografiskt Lexikon)
  • Work category: Voice and piano
  • Text author: Edv. Fredin [referring to Edvard Fredin (1857-1889)] (from the poem 'Vår Daniel' [Our Daniel]; according to the Svenskt Biografiskt Lexikon, this poem is a portrayal in anti-traditional pacifist spirit of Dalecarlian [from Älvdalen] chaplain Daniel Buscovius's march to Särna in 1644, and for this poem, in 1888, Fredin was awarded the Grand Prize of the Swedish Academy)
    The cover page of the printed music erroneously states 'Fredius' (instead of Fredin)
  • Dedication: To the Opera Singer Mr C. F. Lundqvist (according to the score print) [probably referring to Swedish tenor/baritone Carl Fredrik Lundqvist (1841-1920)]
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Solo voices/choir

Mezzo-soprano or baritone

Examples of printed editions

Carl Warmuth (Christiania [Oslo]), C. W. 1700

Description of work

Andante sostenuto C major (varying keys) 4/4 (C) (varying time signatures)


I kammaren sitter kaplanens vif, och sanden i glaset förrinner / Im Kämmerlein wacht des Kaplanen Weib und lautlos die Sanduhr verrinnet