Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867−1942)

Bröllopssång. Kantat vid Lars Yngströms bröllop (Bröllopshymn; "Nu är den stund") [Wedding song. Cantata at Lars Yngström's wedding (Wedding hymn; "Nu är den stund")]

  • Year of composition: Stockholm 3 March 1909 (according to the autograph)
  • Work category: Mixed choir and instruments
  • Text author: Karl-Erik Forsslund (1872-1941) "Till en vän och hans brud" ur "Rymdsånger" ['To a friend and his bride' from 'Space songs'], 1909 (according to Henrik Karlsson's list of compositions by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger [2004])
  • Dedication: A handwritten annotation on the printed music states (approx.) 'To Mr. Lars Yngström, CEO, Sandviken, the inspirer of this music, from the composer. Frösön, 6 December, 1930'
  • First performed: Kristine kyrka, Falun, 22 March 1909. (Soloist: C. Bolin, baritone. Conductor: Mr. Nylund)
  • Duration: Approx. 5-10 min


Org (large) ad libitum

Solo voices/choir

Tenor baritone [sic] solo, S.A.T.B.

Examples of printed editions

Gehrmans Kör-bibliotek, no. 39, Carl Gehrmans Musikförlag, C. G. 2507 (copyright 1930)

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Z/Sv The full title on the autograph is "Bröllopssång. Kantat vid Lars Yngströms bröllop, författad av Karl-Erik Forsslund, tonsatt av Wilhelm Peterson-Berger. Stockholm 3 mars 1909" [Wedding song. Cantata on the occasion of Lars Yngström's wedding, lyrics by Karl-Erik Forsslund, set to music by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger. Stockholm, 3 March, 1909]. Score in autograph, parts material probably copied.


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

Description of work

Soft and sonorous, in calm movement A-flat major 4/4 (C)

Work comment

Composed on request for Lars Yngström and Zi Hoflunds wedding in the Kristine Churd, Falun, on 24 March 1909. It was also performed in the same church on 22nd March, i.e., two days prior to the wedding.


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