Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871−1927)

Sverige from Ett Folk

opus 22 no 2

  • Year of composition: 1904-05 (the period refers to the cantata "Ett Folk" for mixed choir, baritone soloist and orchestra; see separate post for that work)
  • Work category: Voice and piano
  • Text author: Verner von Heidenstam
  • Duration: 3 min
  • Detailed duration: 2'41 (according to the version for mixed choir on Musica Sveciae MSCD 906)

Examples of printed editions

Levande Musikarv

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Wilhelm Stenhammar's archive (chorus score; incomplete)

Literature

Wallner, Bo: Wilhelm Stenhammar och hans tid, vol 1-3, Stockholm (1991)

Description of work

Stilla [Tranquil] A-flat major 4/4 (C) (high setting)
Stilla [Tranquil] F major 4/4 (C) (medium setting)
Stilla [Tranquil] E-flat major 4/4 (C) (low setting)

Links

Listen to the version for mixed choir on Spotify (login is required)


Work comment

The song is included in the cantata 'Ett folk' for baritone soloist, mixed choir and orchestra. See the registration of that work.

The song has also been set for mixed choir a cappella as well as for male choir a cappella. See separate registrations of those versions.


Libretto/text

Sverige, Sverige, Sverige, fosterland,
vår längtans bygd, vårt hem på jorden!
Nu spela [sic] skällorna, där härar lysts av brand,
och dåd blef [sic] saga, men med hand vid hand
svär än ditt folk som förr de gamla trohetsorden.
Fall julesnö och susa djupa mo!
Brinn österstjärna genom junikvällen!
Sverige, moder! Blif vår strid, vår ro,
du land, där våra barn en gång få bo
och våra fäder sofva under kyrkohällen.