Elfrida Andrée (1841−1929)

Snöfrid, ballad for soli, choir and orchestra

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

  • Year of composition: 1876
  • Work category: Mixed choir with solo voice(s) and orchestra
  • Text author: Viktor Rydberg
    German trans. Cecile Gohl
  • First performed: 1879 in Gothenburg
  • Duration: Approx. 20-25 min

Instrumentation

2.2.2.2 / 2.2.3.0/ timp, hp / str

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

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 ...