Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871−1927)

Sången. A symphonic cantata

opus 44


Part I Tempo Andante, poco rubato
Part II Molto adagio, solenne

  • Year of composition: Late summer 1920 - October 1921
  • Work category: Several choirs with solo voice(s) and orchestra
  • Text author: Ture Rangström
  • First performed: 18 December 1921, the grand hall of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Stockholm. Soloists: Greta Söderman, Liva Järnefelt, Oscar Ralf, Conny Molin. Choir. The Royal Court Orchestra. Conductor: Wilhelm Stenhammar
  • Duration: Approx. 30-40 min
  • Detailed duration: 34'68 (according to the Caprice CD)


3*.3*.4*.4* / / timp, perc, hp, cel. pno / str
(picc, cor angl, bass clar, dbn)
perc: trgl, cymb, bass dr, tamburino, tamburo piccolo

Solo voices/choir

Soloists: soprano, alto [mezzo soprano], tenor, baritone
Mixed choir, S.A.T.B., children's choir

Examples of printed editions

Edition Levande musikarv, Stockholm 2021. Critical edition by Finn Rosengren.

Musikaliska Konstföreningen (piano reduction) [50 numbered copies printed in 1924]

Location for score and part material

Score, solo, choir and handwritten orchestral parts and piano reduction at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket's collections.

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Wilhelm Stenhammar's archive (score [in pencil], orchestral reduction)


Wallner, Bo: Wilhelm Stenhammar och hans tid, vols. 1-3 (Norstedts Förlag, Stockholm, 1991)

Description of work

Part I: Tempo Andante, poco rubato B-flat major 4/4 (C)
Part II: Molto adagio, solenne C minor 4/4 (C)


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Work comment

Composed for the 150 year jubilee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 1921.


I: Min sång, mitt land - du mina sångers land!

II: Templet strålar. Rymder ljuda.