Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)

Te Deum ("O Gud vi lofve Tig") / Te Deum ("O Gud vi love Dig")

HRV 405

[1. Choir] O Gud vi lofve Tig [sic]
[2. Choir] Tig lofva prisa alla helge Apostlar
[3. Choir] Tu Christe Ärones Konung
[4. Aria] Til menniskiones [sic] förlossning (soprano)
[5. Aria] Tu öfvervant döden (tenor)
[6. Choir] Tu sitter på Guds högra hand
[7. Choir] Och regera them [sic]
[8. Choir] Herre Gud vi lofve tig
[9. Soli and choir] Bevara oss Herre i thenna dag (soprano I, soprano II)
[10. Choir] På Tig hoppes [sic] vi

  • Year of composition: 1730 according to recent finds by Eva Helenius (about 1727/1728 according to previous research by Holm)
  • Work category: Mixed choir with solo voice(s) and orchestra
  • Text author: Psalm 6 in the Swedish hymnal of 1695
  • Duration: Approx. 20-25 min
  • Detailed duration: 21'45 (according to Musica Sveciae's recording)

Instrumentation

0.2.0.0 / 0.2.0.0 / cont (org) / str

Solo voices/choir

soloists: soprano I, soprano II, tenor
choir: S.A.T.B.

Location for score and part material

Copies can be found in the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket (Ro:65a, Ro: 65d, Ro:65c, Ro:65e) and the Uppsala University Library (hs. 76:2:27 [movement 8 lacking all parts but one])

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Ro:65b

Literature

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

Description of work

[1. Choir] Grave - Andante D major 4/4 (C)
[2. Choir] (no time signature) A minor 4/4 (C)
[3. Choir] (no time signature) D major - G major 3/4
[4. Aria] (no time signature) C major 4/4 (C)
[5. Aria] (no time signature) [D minor; no fixed key signature in the autograph Ro:65b] 3/4
[6. Choir] (no time signature) F major 4/4 (C)
[7. Choir] Grave g minor 4/4 (C)
[8. Choir] (no time signature) D major 3/4
[9. Soli and Choir] (no time signature) e minor 4/4 (C)
[10. Choir] Poco Allegro D major alla breve

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Work comment

Authenticated work (according to Holm)

At the top of the autograph Roman has written 'INI' (In Nomine Iesu [In the name of Jesus]) and after the last bar 'GvL' (Gud vare Lof/Lov [God be praised]

The work was composed for the jubilation service commanded by Frederick I on 14/25 June (see below), 1730 and was performed by the Hovkapellet (The Royal Court Orchestra) with soloists. In accordance with the model of Handel, Roman's Te Deum is connected with his Jubilate (see separate registration of that work).

1730 was a jubilee year as the Protestant denominations celebrated the 200th anniversary of the submission of the Augsburg Confession to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Augsburg. In Sweden, as was the case in Protestant churches in other countries, a jubilation service took place on 14 June (Gregorian calendar) albeit according to the Julian calendar, the date of the submission was 25 June. - Eva Helenius, Johan Helmich Roman's Te Deum & Jubilate and a Lutheran feast divine service (in press 2019).


Libretto/text

[1. Choir] O Gud vi lofve Tig [sic]
O Herre vi tacke Tig

[2. Choir] Tig lofva prisa alla helge Apostlar
Thesslikes [sic] lofva tig alle helge Propheter

[3. Choir] Tu Christe Ärones Konung
Fadrens Son ästu [sic] i evighet

[4. Aria] Til menniskiones [sic] förlossning
togstu [sic] i Jungfru lifve mandom (soprano)

[5. Aria] Tu öfvervant döden 
och upläst [sic] himmelen för the trogna (tenor)

[6. Choir] Tu sitter på Guds högra hand
i Fadrens [sic] härlighet

[7. Choir] Och regera them [sic]
och uphög [sic] them i evighet

[8. Choir] Herre Gud vi lofve tig
O Gud vi lofve tig alla dagar

[9. Soli and choir] Bevara oss Herre i thenna dag
at vi icke giöre [sic] emot thin vilje (soprano I, soprano II)

[10. Choir] På Tig hoppes [sic] vi O Herre
Låt oss icke komma på skam til evig tid