Ivar Hallström (1826−1901)

Necken [Näcken] ("Quällens [Qvällens] guldmoln"). Sång med Obligat Violin [The Nixie. Song with obligato violin]

  • Year of composition: Stockholm, 1888 (according to the autograph in Sånger bd 2 [Songs, vol. 2]); the original version for solo voice and piano is dated Stockholm, Februari, 1854 (according to the autograph in Kompositioner bd 1 [Compositions, vol.1])
  • Work category: Voice and other instruments
  • Text author: Erik Johan Stagnelius (1793-1823)
  • Dedication: The song is dedicated to Olle Lemon [probably referring to tenor Olof Lemon (1866-1934)] and the violin part to Walter Bäckström" (according to the autograph in Sånger bd 2 [Songs, vol. 2])
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min


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  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Ivar Hallström's archive, Sånger bd 2 samt Kompositioner bd 1 + Sånger bd 3-4 [Songs, vol. 2, and Compositions, vol. 1 + Songs, vols. 3-4]

Description of work

Allegretto non troppo E minor 3/4

Work comment

This song can also be found in a version for solo voice and piano. See separate post for that version.


Quällens [Qvällens] guldmoln fästet kransa,
elfvorna på ängen dansa