Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867−1942)

Jungfrun under lind [The maiden under the lime tree]

(opus 10, regards arrangement for voice and piano)

  • Year of composition: 1895 (1896 according to score for mixed choir), orchestrated for mixed choir by the composer in 1927
  • Work category: Mixed choir a cappella
  • Text author: Ernst von der Recke (1848-1933) Translation 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 [Swedish operasinger mezzo-soprano Dina Edling (1854-1935)] (referring to the setting for voice and piano)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Solo voices/choir

S.A.T.B., S.A.A.T.T.B.

Examples of printed editions

Abraham Lundquists Musikförlag, Abr. L. 5192/5518

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: [Arrangement for voice and piano: Z/Sv, P.-B.-sällsk. (The Peterson-Berger Society)]


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

Description of work

Andante G major 4/4 (C)

Work comment

There are several autographs at the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket, among those one under the title of "Zwei Gedichte von E. v. d. Recke: für eine Stimme mit Clavier" (including "Jungfrun under lind" under the title of "I Våren / Im Frühling" and "Det driver en Dug/Rosenzweig und Nachtigall", respectively), stating that the composition was altered before being printed.
"Jungfrun under lind" can also be found as separate autographs at the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket, one of which for four-part male choir with tenor solo (with an inscription stating that it has been arranged printed after the approval of the publisher, Abr. Lundqvist [sic; Lundquist].
There exists yet another autograph, 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

Media files

Edition Swedish Musical Heritage