Anonymous composer

Stenbocks-marschen [Stenbock's March] ("Marsch, bussar, gån på uti Herrans namn!") [Composer: Olof Lindsten or Lindsteen, (c. 1675-1745)]

  • Year of composition: Beginning of the 18th century
  • Work category: Mixed choir a cappella
  • Text author: Magnus Stenbock (1665-1717), Colonel, in charge of the Dalregementet [the Dalarna Regiment] 1700-1706 (see below)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Solo voices/choir


Examples of printed editions

Svenska Skolkvartetten. Andra samlingen, 100 fyrstämmiga sånger [Svenska Skolkvartetten. Volume 2, 100 four-part songs] Abr. Lundquist, Musikförlag (Ed. no. is missing) [1946]

Description of work

Tempo di marcia D major 4/4 (C)

Work comment

According to some sources, this march was sung prior to battles led by King Charles XII of Sweden and sung after the psalm "Vår Gud är oss en väldig borg" [A Mighty Fortress Is Our God] by Martin Luther. It is also known as the 'Karl XII:s fältmarsch' [approx. King Charles XII's march for military campaigns].

Since 1939, it is the ceremonial march of the Dalregementet [the Dalarna Regiment]


[1.] Marsch, bussar, gån på uti Herrans namn!
Spännen hanen friskt upp, läggen sedan ivrigt an

[2.] Hallå, mina bussar! hör trumman hon nu går,
valthornen de klinga och marschen nu man slår