Bernhard Crusell (1775−1838)

Vikingabalk
[no. 6 from Ten Songs from Frithiofs Saga composed to Music and dedicated to Frithiof's Poet by B. Crusell]

  • Year of composition: 1826
  • Work category: Voice and piano
  • Text author: Esaias Tegnér
  • Dedication: Esaias Tegnér
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Examples of printed editions

• Lith. by C. Müller i Stockholm [1826, according to added note].
• Elkan & Schildknecht.E & S 897, publ. 1882 (The song is included in an extended edition: 'Tolf Sånger ur Frithiofs Saga satta i musik och tillegnade Frithiofs skald af B. Crusell', and has here the number 7.)
• Hans Ahlborg Musik (Copy by Elkan & Schildknecht's edition, copied in 2008)

Location for score and part material

Musik. och teaterbiblioteket, Stockholm.

Description of work

Maestoso E-flat major 4/4 (C)


Libretto/text

Vikingabalk

Nu han sväfvade kring på det ödsliga haf,
han for vida, som jagande falk;
Men för kämpar om bord skref han lagar och rätt:
Vill du höra hans Vikingabalk?

[The following verses are not rendered in the print.]