Otto Lindblad (1809−1864)

"Orpheus [Orfevs] sjöng vid lutans toner"

  • Year of composition: Year of composition uncertain. (In 1846, this song was published in another setting by Wilhelm Hansen, Copenhagen, as part of the collection ’9 Sånger’ [9 songs])
  • Work category: Mixed choir a cappella
  • Text author: From Shakespeare's play "Henry VIII". Translated into Swedish by C.A. Hagberg [probably referring to Carl August Hagberg, 1810-1864] (according to the printed music)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Solo voices/choir

Solo quartet: soprano, alta, tenor, bass
Choir: S.A.T.B.

Examples of printed editions

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

Description of work

Andante - Un poco piu [sic] animato - Andante D-flat majorr 3/4 - 4/4 (C) - 3/4

Work comment

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


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