Elfrida Andrée (1841−1929)

Swedish mass no. 2 for mixed choir, two children's choirs, soli, organ and orchestra

1. Introduction
2. Old Israelitic song
3. Herre förbarma dig - Ära vare Gud
4. Vi prisa dig
5. Herren vare med eder - Bön
6. Rhythmical chorale
7. Var glad min själ och fatta mod
8. Holy
9. O Guds lamm
10. Interlude
11. Herre ditt ord är mina fötters lykta
12. Choral finale

  • Year of composition: 1903
  • Work category: Mixed choir with solo voice(s) and orchestra
  • Text author: Liturgical text and hymn texts. Some of the movements also have German lyrics.
  • Duration: Approx. 30-40 min

Instrumentation

0.0.0.0 / 4.3.1.0 / hp, org / str

Solo voices/choir

Solo voices: 2 sopranos (I and II), 2 altos (I and II) and 1 bass
Mixed choir, S.S.A.A.A.A.T.T.B.B.
Boys' choir, S.A
Children's choir, S.S.A.

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: The E. Andrée collection, case 10

Literature


Description of work

1. Introduction: Organ solo. Lento E-flat minor 4/4 (C)
2. Old Israelitic song: Vid de elfvar i Babylon. Unison altos and harp. E-flat minor 4/4 (C)
3a. Herre förbarma dig: soli S.S.A.A., choir S.A.A.A.A.T.T.B., unison children's choir, boys' choir S.A. and orchestra. Andante lento C minor 4/4 (C)
3b. Ära vare Gud: female choir S.S.A.A., harp and strings. Allegretto C major alla breve
4. Vi prisa dig: soli S.S.A.A., choir S.A.A.T.B.B., unison girls' choir, unison boys' choir, organ and orchestra. Maestoso G major 4/4 (C)
5a. Herren vare med eder: bass solo and organ, choir S.A.T.B. a cappella. Quasi recitativo E-flat major 4/4 (C)
5b. Prayer: Det är gott att förtrösta: Bass solo and orchestra. Andante lento E-flat major 3/4
5c. Amen: choir S.A.T.B. a cappella. E-flat major 4/4 (C)
6. Rhythmical chorale: Lofven Gud i himmelshöjd: Antiphony of two unison children's choirs and organ. E-flat major 4/4 (C)
7. Fugue: Var glad min själ och fatta mod: choir S.S.A.A.A.T.T.B. and orchestra. G major 4/4 (C)
8. 'Organ solo' with the notes 'disregarded' resp. 'Pause?'
9. Holy: bass solo, brass orchestra and organ. Molto maestoso G major 4/4 (C)
10. O Guds lamm: alto solo, female choir S.S.A.A., horn and strings. Larghetto E minor 4/4 (C)
11. Interlude for string orchestra. Andante quasi recitativo E major 4/4 (C)
12. Herre ditt ord är mina fötters lykta: bass solo, choir S.A.A.T.T.B.B. and organ. E major 4/4 (C)
13a. Choral finale: organ solo. Maestoso E major 4/4 (C)
13b. Choral finale: Finale: Ack när tempelsången stiger: choir S.S.A.A.T.T.B.B., children's choir S.S.A., organ, harp and orchestra. Maestoso E major 4/4 (C)


Work comment

 

 


Libretto/text

2. Vid de elfvar i Babylon ...
3a. Herre förbarma dig ...
3b. Ära vare Gud ...
4. Vi prisa dig ...
5a. Herren vare med eder ...
5b. Det är gott att förtrösta ...
6. Lofven Gud i himmelshöjd ...
7. Var glad min själ och fatta mod ...
9. Helig, helig, helig ...
10. O Guds lamm ...
12. Herre ditt ord är mina fötters lykta ...