Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867−1942)

Tre sånger. 1. Jungfrun under lind [Three songs. 1. The maiden under the lime tree]

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  • Year of composition: 1895 (according to Henrik Karlsson's list of compositions by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger [2004])
  • Work category: Voice and piano
  • Text author: Ernst von der Recke (1848-1933) Translation into Swedish by the composer (according to Henrik Karlsson's list of compositions by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger [2004])
  • Dedication: Humbly dedicated by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger to Mrs. Dina Edling [referring to Swedish operasinger mezzo-soprano Dina Edling (1854-1935)]
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Examples of printed editions

Abraham Lundquists Musikförlag, Ed. no. 2932
(Edition includes 1. Jungfrun under lind, 2. Sommarnattsdagg, 3. Jungfrurosen)
No. 1 separately printed ed. no. 4283

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Z/Sv, P.-B.-sällskapet [The Peterson-Berger Society]


Karlsson, Henrik: Wilhelm Peterson-Berger. Verkförteckning [List of works] (2004) [available at the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket]

Description of work

Andante A-flat major 4/4 (C)

Work comment

There are several autographs at the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket, one under the title "Zwei Gedichte von E. v. d. Recke: für eine Stimme mit Clavier" (including "Jungfrun under lind" under the title "I Våren / Im Frühling", and "Det driver en Dug/Rosenzweig und Nachtigall"), with an annotation stating that it was altered before publishing the printed edition.
"Jungfrun under lind" also exists as separate autogaphs at the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket, one of which for four-part male choir with tenor solo (with an inscription stating that it was arranged and reproduced courtesy of the publisher, Abr. Lundqvist [sic]. Trivia: this autograph also shows an annotation "Nordström Flemminggatan 25 4 tr? 5 tr." [the Stockholm address of one Mr. Nordström/the Nordström family].)
Among the autographs there is also a sketch in F major (partly with lyrics).


I våren knoppes en lind så grön med roser og martsviol / I våren knoppas en lind så grön med rosor och marsviol