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|Work Title||Fredmans epistlar|
|Alternative. Title||Musiken til Fredmans epistlar|
|Composer||Bellman, Carl Michael|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||ICB 1|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Classical|
|Instrumentation||voice, keyboard (includes several "cues" for orchestral instruments, e.g. Corno and Vcello)|
According to Grove Music, this is a song collection that is "a collection of fictional letters portraying imaginary scenes in the lives of known contemporary drunkards and loose women". Bellman was a gifted poet who took most of the melodies from other sources, though he may have composed a few himself.