Erik Gustaf Geijer (1783−1847)

Ur Lidners Medea. "O yngling, om du hjärta har" [From (Bengt) Lidner's "Medea"]

  • Year of composition: c. 1830-1840; probably printed in 1838 (see below)
  • Work category: Male choir a cappella
  • Text author: Bengt Lidner (1757-1793)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Examples of printed editions

100 Äldre och Nyare Svenska Sånger för Fyra och Fem Mansröster [100 old and new Swedish songs for four and five male voices] edited by J. A. Josephson and Fr. Arlberg, First part, Abr. Hirschs Förlag, (No ed. no.) [1873]

Description of work

(no tempo marking) A major 4/4 (C)

Work comment

This song also exists in a setting for solo voice and piano "Ur Lidners Medea" [From Lidner's Medea] according to Gammalt och Nytt. Sånger för Piano-Forte. 4de Häftet, [Old and New. Songs for Piano-Forte. Book 4] as well as one for mixed choir a cappella (T.T.B.B.). See individual posts for those versions.

According to an inscription in pencil on the notes of the version for solo voice and piano in the collections of the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket, the "Gammalt och Nytt. Sånger för Piano-Forte. 4de Häftet" [Old and New. Songs for the Piano-Forte. Book 4] was printed in 1838.


O yngling! om du hjerta [sic] har,
Att trampa fäders [sic] fjät