Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)

Bröllops Music. "Förnöÿen [sic] eder sälla Paar" / Wedding Music. "Förnöjen eder sälla par"

HRV 600

[1.] Introduttione [instrumental]
[2. Aria] Förnöÿen eder sälla Paar (soprano)
[3. Recitative] Fast wintren nu som mäst [sic] sitt stränga wälde öfwar (soprano)
[4. Aria] Ehr kärlek såta twå har till sin bästa mognad hunnit (soprano)
[5. Recitative] Ja edert äkta Kärleksband (soprano)
[6. Aria] Kärlek hos de flycktigt [sic] sinte (soprano)
[7. Aria] Men den kärlek dÿgden [sic] wärker (soprano)
[8. Recitative] Förente brudepaar en jämlikhet till dÿgder (bass)
[9. Aria] I eder bästa Wår I skären mogen frukt (soprano)
[10. Aria] I funnit ren hwad [sic] andra leta (soprano)
[11.] Choro [sic; duet]. Så nyttien [sic] nu i allsköns Nöÿe (sopran, bass)

  • Year of composition: about 1727/1728 [both types of semiquavers appear in Roman's score, i.e., with double flag as well as separate flags]
  • Work category: Voices and orchestra
  • Text author: Ulric Rudensköld [sic; Ulrik Rudenschöld]
  • Duration: Approx. 30-40 min
  • Detailed duration: 33'43 (according to Musica Sveciae's recording)

Instrumentation

1.[0-2].0.0 / 0.0.0.0 / cont / str
(oboe/-s appear in [BeRI 39]; see below)

Solo voices/choir

soloists: soprano, bass

Location for score and part material

Copies of movements 6-7 can be found in the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket (KQB/Sv.-R; the movements appear twice in Lindbergs sångbok), in the Lund University Libraries (Engelhardt 676) and in the Uppsala University Library (hs. 76:10:1); movement 10 can be found in the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket (T-SEB-R; in D major, set for soprano and continuo as well as in D major, set for bass and continuo)

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Ro:8 (movement 9 also separately included in Ro:91)

Literature

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

Description of work

[1.] Introduttione [instrumental]. Con spirito - Allegro F major 2/4 - alla breve
[2. Aria] (no time signature) B-flat major alla breve
[3. Recitative] (no time signature) [E-flat major - B major] 4/4 (C)
[4. Aria] Largo E major 3/8
[5. Recitative] (no time signature) [B-flat minor] 4/4 (C)
[6. Aria] Andante D major 3/4
[7. Aria; attacca after movement 6? (according to Holm)] (no time signature) D minor 3/4
[8. Recitative] (no time signature) C major 4/4 (C)
[9. Aria] Adagio A major 4/4 (C) ("Flauto col parte")
[10. Aria] Andante E-flat major 4/4 (C)
[11.] Choro [sic; duett]. (no time signature -) adagio - allegro G minor alla breve

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Work comment

Authenticated work (according to Holm)

According to Holm:

See registration of Roman's Sinfonia F major [BeRI 39] concerning the first movement.

Movements 6 and 7 are identical to movements 32-33 from the Golovin Music] [BeRI 1:32-33]. The printed text can be found in Per Hanselli's "Samlade vitterhetsarbeten af svenska författare från Stiernhjelm till Dalin. Åttonde delen [volume 8]" (1867) and also unattributed under the title of "Olikhet i kärlek" in Abraham Sahlstedt's "1751-1753. Samling af verser på swenska", volume 4.

Movement 10 was also used for the songs "Är Girig vid alt sitt bekymmer" [HRV 948] and "Jag låter andra gerna fika" [HRV 872].

 

It has not been established for which couple the work was composed. According to Ingmar Bengtsson in "Roman-forskningens nuläge – och en blick framåt" (STM 1985) it could refer to the marriage on 9 March, 1729 between Carl Gustaf Tessin's sister Hedvig Charlotta, a maid of honour in the Swedish court, and Otto Friedrich von Schwerin, captain of the guards. However, Bengtsson also mentions the nuptials on 11 December, 1726 between Ebba Banér, another maid of honour, and baron Georg Löwen [which, considering Bengtsson's dating of the material, may seem less likely]. In both cases, the ceremony took place "at the palace" (the so called "Kungshuset"), i.e., the Wrangel Palace in Stockholm, which was the official residence of the royal family and court from 1697 until 1754.


Libretto/text

[2. Aria] Förnöÿen eder sälla Paar 

på denna dag som bådar eder (soprano)

[3. Recitative] Fast wintren nu som mäst [sic] sitt stränga wälde öfwar
och tvingar all naturens lopp (soprano)

[4. Aria] Ehr kärlek såta twå
har till sin bästa mognad hunnit (soprano)

[5. Recitative] Ja edert äkta Kärleksband
som sammanflätat blifwit (sopran)

[6. Aria] Kärlek hos de flycktigt [sic] sinte
Börjar snart blir snart till inte (soprano)

[7. Aria] Men den kärlek dÿgden [sic] wärker
sig mot tid och skiften stärker (soprano)

[8. Recitative] Förente brudepaar
En jämlikhet till dÿgder (bass)

[9. Aria] I eder bästa Wår
I skären mogen frukt och få i unga Åhr (soprano)

[10. Aria] I funnit ren hwad [sic] andra leta
En rolig, trygg och liuflig hamn (soprano)

[11.] Choro [sic; duet]. Så nyttien [sic] nu i allskiöns Nöÿe
Er sälla lott Ert såta band (soprano, bass)