Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960)

[Seven poems by Ernest Thiel opus 28] 6. Skogen sover

opus 28 no. 6; Rudén no. 63

  • Work category: Voice and orchestra
  • Text author: Ernest Thiel
  • First performed: Uppsala University assemly hall 6 May 1911. Valborg Svärdström-Werbeck (soprano), the Royal Court Orchestra and the Royal Academic Orchestra, cond. Hugo Alfvén
  • Duration: 3 min
  • Detailed duration: 2,5 minuter

Instrumentation

2.2*.3*.1 / 2.0.0.0 / hp/pno / str (12-12-10-8-6)
(cor angl, bass clar)

Examples of printed editions

Stockholm [1932], Abr Lundquist 5356

Location for score and part material

UUB VMhs 171:1d:6c; Stockholm [1932], Abr Lundquist 5356

  • Location autograph: Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Score in ink at Stiftelsen Musikkulturens främjande; Score in pencil at UUB VMhs 171:1d

Examples of recordings

Caprice CAP 21362, 1988.
Håkan Hagegård, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Kjell Ingebretsen

Swedish Society SCD 1036, 1988.
Hanser Lina Göransson, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Stig Westerberg

Phono Suecia PSCD 109, 1997
Hjördis Schymberg, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Hugo Alfvén

Tenoria Music TeM 001 , 2001
Raymond Björling, DalaSinfoniettan, cond. Jan-Åke Hillerud

Bluebell ABCD 092, 2002.
Jussi Björling, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, cond. Nils Grevillius

Description of work

Andantino D-flat major


Libretto/text

Skogen sofver.
Strimman på fästet flämtar matt.
Dagen vakar i juninatt.
Tystnat har nyss hennes muntra skratt,
redan hon sofver.
Till hennes sida jag stum mig satt.
Kärleken vakar öfver sin sin skatt.
Kärleken vakar i juninatt.