Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)

Ps. IV. "Hör mig när jag ropar" / Psalm 4 "Hör mig när jag ropar" [Psalm no. 4, according to the King James Version ("Hear me when I call")]

HRV 863

[1.] Hör mig när jag ropar
[2.] I Herrar, huru länge
[3.] Varden I vrede [sic]
[4.] Tu frögdar mit hierta [sic]

  • Year of composition: after 1728 (according to Holm)
  • Work category: Voice and other instruments
  • Text author: Old Testament, Book of Psalms no. 4, verse 2 (according to the Swedish Bible of 1917; verse 1 according to the King James Version)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Instrumentation

cont.; with violinistic elements

Solo voices/choir

soprano

Location for score and part material

Handwritten copy can be found at the Lund University library (Wenster Ä:2)

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Ro:77c, Ro:78c

Literature

Holm, Anna Lena: "Tematisk förteckning över J.H. Romans vokalverk". Musikaliska akademiens bibliotek (1994)

Description of work

[1.] Grave E minor 4/4 (C)
[2.] (no tempo marking) B minor 3/8
[3.] Non presto D major alla breve
[4.] Vivace A major 3/4


Work comment

Authenticated work (according to Holm)

There also exists a version for soprano, tenor and ensemble (with continuo) [HRV 703]. See separate post for that version.


Libretto/text

[1.] Hör mig när jag ropar,
mine rättferdighets [sic] Gud

[2.] I Herrar, huru länge
skal [sic] min ära skämd vara

[3.] Varden I vrede [sic]
så synder icke, så synder icke

[4.] Tu frögdar mit hierta [sic];
ändock the [sic] andre
mycket vin och korn hafva