Elfrida Andrée (1841−1929)

Snöfrid, ballad for soli, choir [and piano, piano vocal score]

Prelude
1. Allegretto moderato
2. Larghetto
3. Maestoso
4. Andante con moto

  • Year of composition: 1876
  • Work category: Mixed choir and instruments
  • Text author: Viktor Rydberg
  • First performed: 1879 Gothenburg
  • Arrangement/revision: Arrangement for piano (piano reduction) by Elfrida Andrée, printed 1884.
  • Duration: Approx. 25-30 min

Solo voices/choir

Solo voices: 1 soprano, 1 mezzo soprano, 1 tenor
Mixed choir, S.S.A.A.T.T.B.B.

Examples of printed editions

The Swedish Art Music Society, Stockholm 1884. Location mark at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket: KO-klav/Sv

Location for score and part material

Hand written parts in the E. Andrée collection

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: The E. Andrée collection

Literature


Description of work

Prelude: Moderato G minor 4/4 (C)
1. I quällens mörker: mezzo solo, tenor solo, choir (S.S.A.A.T.T.B.B.), piano. Allegro moderato B-flat major 6/8
2. Nu syntes en vik: soprano solo, choir (S.A.T.B.), piano. Larghetto A-flat major 4/4 (C)
3. Men Snöfrid reste sig: mezzo solo, choir (S.A.T.B.), piano. Maestoso B-flat major 4/4 (C)
4. Gunnar! Gosse: choir (S.A.T.B.), piano. Andante con moto G major alla breve


Libretto/text

1. I quällens mörker och stormens larm ...

2. Nu syntes en vik der månen göt ...

3. Men Snöfrid reste sig hög i stäfven ...

4. Gunnar! Gosse! Många vägar öppna sig ...

alt.

1. Am dunkeln Abend ...

2. Da lag eine lichtumfloss'ne Bucht ...

3. Und Snöfrid richtet sich auf im Nachen ...

4. Gunnar! Jüngling! Viele Wege ...