Erik Gustaf Geijer (1783−1847)

Songs for the Piano. 8th Book. [11.] Solens nedgång i hafvet [quartet]

  • Year of composition: Ca 1840-1850; According to notes in pencil on the music in the collection at the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket book 7 was printed in 1841; however there are no notes on this book
  • Work category: Voices without accompaniment
  • Text author: Erik Gustaf Geijer
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Solo voices/choir

soprano, alto, tenor, bass

Examples of printed editions

Stockholm at J.C. Hedbom. Lithograph by J. Meijer. (Ed. no. is missing.)

Description of work

Andante con moto F major 4/4 (C)


Work comment

The song also exists in a version for mixed choir a cappella (T.T.B.B.) and also for men's choir a cappella. See further the individual posts for those versions.

The Collection includes:
[1.] Till min Dotter
[2.] Det fordna Hemmet
[3.] Sparfvens Visa [duet]
[4.] Det Sextionde Året [duet]
[5.] Vid en Väns tillfrisknande
[6.] Den Sörjandes morgon
[7.] Afskedet
[8.] Han
[9.] Mod och Försakelse
[10.] Aftonen [vocal trio]
[11.] Solens nedgång i hafvet [quartet]


Libretto/text

Solen sjunker ned i haf, i haf.
Böljorna sjunga sin sång, sin sång