Olof Åhlström (1756-1835)

[Cantatas for the feast days of the liturgical year] Spiritual Songs. [9.] Whit Sunday. 'Till Himlars härlighet O Gud! du kallar mig'

  • Year of composition: Dating uncertain (Åhlström worked in St James' Church in 1792- 1835; two of the cantatas are dated 1801 [No. 1] resp. 1802 [No. 7], a third [No. 10] has the note 'performed in Jacobs kyrka 1799')
  • Work category: Voices and piano
  • First performed: Probably in St James' Church, Stockholm
  • Duration: Approx. 5-10 min
  • Detailed duration: Uncertain

Instrumentation

probably pno/Forte Piano (compare to Cantata no. 1)

Solo voices/choir

2 solo voices (written as soprano and alto/tenor but without specified vocal ranges in the printed score, and neither in the autograph)

Examples of printed editions

11 Kantater för kyrkoårets högtider för Soli, Kör och Pianoforte. Urtext-Edition by Holger Schmitt-Hallenberg. Archive of Swedish Vocal Music, Vol. V, Edition Gran Tonante HB, 2010

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Z/Sv (bound together with the other cantatas for the feast days of the liturgical year)

Description of work

Autograph:
Andante Moderato B-flat major 4/4 (C)

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Edition Gran Tonante:
Andante moderato B-flat major 4/4 (C)


Libretto/text

Autograph (unnumbered):

[Duet]
[Part I; Soprano or Tenor]: Till Himlars härlighet O Gud! du kallar mig
[Part II; Soprano/Alto or Tenor]: Förtjusningsfulla blick Odödlighet på dig!

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Edition Gran Tonante:

Duetto [sic]; höga röster
Solo I: Till Himlars härlighet O Gud! du kallar mig
Solo II: Förtjusningsfulla blick, Odödlighet på dig!