Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)

Ps. 4. v. 1. "Hör mig när jag ropar" / Psalm 4:1 (vers 2, enligt 1917 års svenska Bibel) "Hör mig när jag ropar" [Psalm no. 4, verse 1, according to the King James Version ("Hear me when I call")]

HRV 703

  • Year of composition: Year of composition uncertain (according to Holm)
  • Work category: Voices and ensemble
  • 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. / str

Solo voices/choir

solo voices: soprano, tenor

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Ro:68a/67a/71 (2 copies)

Literature

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

Description of work

[1.] Grave E-flat major - B-flat major 4/4 (C)
[2.] Alla breve B-flat major - E-flat major [alla breve]


Work comment

Authenticated work (according to Holm)

Last in one of the autographs in Ro:68a/67a/71 Roman has written 'GvL.' [God be praised]

There also exists a version for soprano and continuo (with violinistic elements) [HRV 863]. See separate post for that version.


Libretto/text

[1.] Hör mig hör mig när jag ropar
mine rättfärdighets Gud min Gud 

[2.] Tu som tröstar mig i ångest
var mig nådelig