Alice Tegnér (1864−1943)

Du ärorika fosterland

  • Work category: Mixed choir a cappella
  • Text author: Lyrics after B. E. Malmström
  • First performed: April 1901 in the grande hall of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Stockholm
  • Arrangement/revision: Also for voice and piano (B-flat major) and for male choir T.T.B.B. (E major). All 3 versions exist in the printed edition
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Solo voices/choir

Mixed choir, S.A.T.B.

Examples of printed editions

Included as no.7 in: Svenska nationalsånger: prisbelönade vid täflan för erhållande af en folksång för Sverige. Abr. Lundquist, Stockholm 1901 (publ. by Julius Wibergh). Pl. Abr. L. 3363. Location mark at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket: 2012k/177 (online catalogue)

Description of work

Med värme B-flat major 4/4 (C)


Work comment

One of the ten songs that were awarded (5th place) in the competition Folksångstävlingen in 1901. Wilhelm Peterson-Berger reviewed the competiton under the headline 'What we have managed to escape from singing'.


Libretto/text

Du ärorika fosterland, där fädrens kummel stå
du höga fjällbekrönta strand, den trogna böljor slå
Du trygga hem, du fridens kust,
Gud sträcke uti nöd och lust, 
utöfver dig sin hand.