Elfrida Andrée (1841−1929)

Kantat. Davids 56 Ps. [cantata for female choir, soli and orchestra]
Hymn 56


1. Andante con moto
2. Allegro energico
3. Andante moderato
4. Movement 1 repeated: Andante con moto

  • Year of composition: 1910
  • Work category: Female choir with solo voice(s) and orchestra
  • Text author: The Bible: Book of Psalms 56
  • First performed: Gothenburg 1910 with Elsa Stenhammar's Female Choir and Gothenburg Orchestral Society, Vilhelm Stenhammar, cond.
  • Duration: Approx. 15-20 min

Instrumentation / / timp / str

Solo voices/choir

Solo voice: 1 alto
Female choir, S.S.S.S.A.A.A.

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: The E. Andrée collection. Score and parts.


Description of work

Introduction for orchestra: Tempo di marsche funèbre C minor 4/4 (C)
1. Female choir, S.S.S.A.A. Andante con moto C minor 4/4 (C)
2. Female choir, S.S.S.S.A.A.A. Allegro energico G minor 4/4 (C)
3. Det vet jag att Gud står mig bi: alto solo. Andante moderato E-flat major 4/4 (C)
4. Andante con moto (= movement 1)


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