Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)

"Warelse som utan dagar" / "Varelse som utan dagar" (Kantat till drottning Ulrika Eleonoras födelsedag den 23 januari 1730) [Cantata for the birthday of Swedish Queen Ulrika Eleonora 23 January, 1730]

HRV 605

[1. Chorus] Warelse som utan dagar (soprano, alt, bass)
[2. Aria] Swea hwilcket [sic] du benådar (soprano)
[3. Aria] Tårar suckningar och böner (soprano)
[4. Duet] År där inga krafter swika (soprano, bass)
[5. Aria] Hufwudsumman af wår önskan (soprano)
[6. Chorus] Hwad oss allom angelägit (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)

  • Year of composition: 1730
  • Work category: Mixed choir with solo voice(s) and instrument
  • Text author: Lyrics by Mrs Brenner (inscription on the autograph by Roman’s son; referring to Sophia Elisabeth Brenner).
  • Duration: Approx. 5-10 min

Instrumentation

cont / str

Solo voices/choir

solo voices: soprano, bass
choir: S.A.B., S.A.T.B.

Location for score and part material

A copy (manuscript) can be found at the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket (KQB/Sv.-R Lindbergs sångbok)

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Ro:92

Literature

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

Description of work

[[1. Chorus] (no tempo marking) E minor 4/4 (C)
[2. Aria] Larghetto A major 6/8
[3. Aria] ardito C minor 3/4
[4. Duets] (no tempo marking) F major alla breve
[5. Aria] Largo B-flat major 4/4 (C)
[6. Chorus] (no tempo marking) D minor [however without any fixed key signature] 4/4 (C)


Work comment

Authenticated work (according to Holm)

According to Holm, there is a text book at the National Library of Sweden, on the title page of which Queen Ulrika Eleonora has written "Sophia Elisabeth om fredagen" [Sophia Elisabeth, Friday].


Libretto/text

[1. Chorus] Warelse som utan dagar
tideskiftningar och år (soprano, alto, bass)

[2. Aria] Swea hwilcket [sic] du benådar
at det sin lycksalighet (soprano)

[3. Aria] Tårar suckningar och böner
sändes hoptals opp til dig (soprano)

[4. Duet] År där inga krafter swika (soprano, bass)

[5. Aria] Hufwudsumman af wår önskan
blir at Konung Frederic (soprano)

[6. Chorus] Hwad oss allom angelägit
ta wi alle del uti (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)