Midvinter, Op.24 (Stenhammar, Wilhelm)

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Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, n.d.[1912]. Plate 14681.
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Work Title Midvinter
Alternative. Title Svensk rapsodi för kör och orkester
Mittwinter
Composer Stenhammar, Wilhelm
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.24
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Text Incipit Den signade dag som vi nu här se
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1907 March 17 (ca.), Florence
First Performance. 1908 April 15
First Publication. 1910 ca. (VS)
1912 – Copenhagen: Hansen (full score)
Librettist Swedish psalmbook, 16th-century (as collected by Johan Olof Wallin, 1812)
Language Swedish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Mixed Chorus and Orchestra
Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 3 bassoons,
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (F), 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings
External Links SMH (includes text and commentary)
Wikipedia article about text (Swedish)

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Opens A/C modal axis, ends D major. Text is a Swedish psalm (in German, "Der heilige Tag den wir nun gesehn".)