Andreas Hallén (1846−1925)

En gammal julhymn i bearbetning för blandade röster ('En jungfru födde ett barn i dag')

  • Year of composition: Year of composition uncertain (published in Julegranen 1915)
  • Work category: Mixed choir a cappella
  • Text author: [The original Latin text from the 1300s was translated to Swedish, likely by Laurentius Petri or Olaus Petri; it is included in a number of editions of the Swedish hymnal]
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Solo voices/choir


Examples of printed editions

Kra 1915 (Olaf Brydes Boktrykkeri, Kristiania [Oslo], Norway)

Description of work

Moderato A major 3/4

Work comment

According to some sources the melody originates from Bohemia 1410 (in a version from 1533).


En jungfru födde ett barn i dag,
det vi skola prisa och ära!