Bernhard Crusell (1775−1838)

"Hell dig, du höga Nord"

  • Year of composition: Probably the 1820s
  • Work category: Mixed choir a cappella
  • Text author: F. B. Cöster
  • First performed: "Hell dig, Du höga Nord" was first performed in Stockholm on 24 September, 1829, but only printed in 1835 (according to the Svenskt biografiskt lexikon; according to other sources, however, it was first performed in Linköping, in 1929)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Solo voices/choir

S.A.T.B.

Examples of printed editions

Svenska Skolkvartetten. 100 fyrstämmiga sånger, 1:sta samlingen [100 four-part songs, Volume 1], Abr. Lundquist, Musikförlag (Ed. no. is missing) [1952]

Description of work

Andante E-flat major 4/4 (C)


Work comment

According to the Svenskt biografiskt lexikon, the title of the song is 'Hymn'.

The song also exists in a setting for male choir a cappella (T.T.B.B.). See separate post for that version.


Libretto/text

1. Hell dig, du höga Nord!
Hell dig, vår forsterjord!

2. Hell dig, du fria strand!
Hell dig, du hjältars land!

3. Hell er, I [sic] gamla berg,
jättar med järn till märg!