August Söderman (1832−1876)

Signe lill's färd, concert poem for soli, choir and orchestra

  • Year of composition: 1869
  • Work category: Mixed choir with solo voice(s) and orchestra
  • Text author: Ludvig Josephson
  • Arrangement/revision: Wilhelm Svedbom 1892
  • Duration: Approx. 15-20 min


Instrumentation of the orchestra unknown

Solo voices/choir

1 soprano (Signe), 2 baritone (Östen, Gullebrand)
Female choir, S.S.A., Male choir, T.T.B.B

Examples of printed editions

The Swedish Art Music Society, Stockholm 1892

Recital Publications, Huntsville 2007, reprint of above mentioned edition

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Autograph material consists of sketches with instrumentation directions.

Description of work

1st Scene. Östen, Kör af vikingar (male choir). Mixed tempi and time signatures

2nd Scene. Vikingarnas nattfärd på fjorden (orchestra). Moderato A major 12/8, attacca

3rd Scene. Stilla frid i dalen och kring bergen, endast afbruten af forssens aflägsna brus. Signe, Gullebrand. Andante 4/4 B-flat major, Moderato 3/4, Andante 4/4, Andante G major, Moderato C major, Più moto

4th Scene. Signe vid stranden. Signe, kör af elfvor (female choir), kör af nunnor (female choir).
Allegretto C minor 4/4, 2/4, 4/4, 2/4, Meno mosso C major 4/4, (Tempo I) C major 2/4, Un poco meno mosso 4/4, Tempo 1 2/4, Più lento (Kör af nunnor) E major 4/4, Tempo I C major, Un poco meno mosso 4/4, Tempo I 2/4, 4/4