Bernhard Crusell (1775−1838)

Kung Rings död
[no. 9 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 10.)
• Hans Ahlborg Musik (Copy by Elkan & Schildknecht's edition, copied in 2008)

Location for score and part material

Statens musik- och teaterbibliotek

Description of work

Moderato D minor 2/4, D major


Libretto/text

Kung Rings död

Gullmanig fåle,
Skinfaxe drager
Vårsol ur vågen mer herrlig än förr.
Morgonens stråle,
Dubbelt så fager,
Leker i kungssal: det klappar på dörr.

[The following verses are not rendered in the print, apart from the last verse, which is composed differently:]

Sade, och tryckte
Ingeborg handen,
Handen på Son och på gråtande vän.
Ögat han lyckte,
Kunglige anden
Flög med en suck till Allfader igen.