Erik Gustaf Geijer (1783−1847)

"Stilla skuggor" [Aftonbetraktelse]

  • Year of composition: Year of composition uncertain (the song was published in 1824 as part of the collection 'Musik för Sång och för Pianoforte' [Music for song and for pianoforte], along with Adolf Fredrik Lindblad)
  • Work category: Mixed choir a cappella
  • Text author: C. W. Böttiger
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Solo voices/choir


Examples of printed editions

Svenska Skolkvartetten. 100 fyrstämmiga sånger, 1:sta samlingen, [Svenska Skolkvartetten. 100 four-part songs, Volume 1] Abr. Lundquist, Musikförlag (Ed. no. is missing) [1952]

Description of work

Adagio D-flat major 4/4 (C)

Work comment

The song also exists in a setting for male choir a cappella (T.T.B.B.). See separate post for that version.


Stilla skuggor breda sig i kvällen,
Solen släckes i svala sjön 

Media files

Edition Swedish Musical Heritage