Bernhard Crusell (1775−1838)

Vikingabalk
[no. 6 from Ten Songs from Frithiofs Saga composed to Music and dedicated to Frithiof's Poet by B. Crusell]

  • Year of composition: 1826
  • Work category: Voice and piano
  • Text author: Esaias Tegnér
  • Dedication: Esaias Tegnér
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Examples of printed editions

• Lith. by C. Müller i Stockholm [1826, according to added note].
• Elkan & Schildknecht.E & S 897, publ. 1882 (The song is included in an extended edition: 'Tolf Sånger ur Frithiofs Saga satta i musik och tillegnade Frithiofs skald af B. Crusell', and has here the number 7.)
• Hans Ahlborg Musik (Copy by Elkan & Schildknecht's edition, copied in 2008)

Location for score and part material

Musik. och teaterbiblioteket, Stockholm.

Examples of recordings

Finish Radio (broadcasted in Swedish Radio 1979)
Walton Grönroos, baritone, Pentti Koskimies, piano

Description of work

Maestoso E-flat major 4/4 (C)


Libretto/text

Vikingabalk

Nu han sväfvade kring på det ödsliga haf,
han for vida, som jagande falk;
Men för kämpar om bord skref han lagar och rätt:
Vill du höra hans Vikingabalk?

[The following verses are not rendered in the print.]