Tirfing, Op.15 (Stenhammar, Wilhelm)

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Editor Anders Wiklund
Engraver Anders Högstedt
Publisher. Info. Stockholm: Swedish Musical Heritage, 2014.
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General Information

Work Title Tirfing
Alternative. Title (after Hervardursagan), Norse mythological music drama in two acts with prelude and postlude.
Composer Stenhammar, Wilhelm
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.15
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 43
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's prelude, two acts, postlude
  • Prelude (At Samsö)
scene 1: Hervor, Herden
scene 2: Hervor, Angantyr
scene 3: Hervor
  • Act I (At King Gudmund on the estate Gläsisvall)
scene 1: Gullväg, Vidar, Overseer of the servants, maids of the court
scene 2: Gullväg, Vidar
scene 3: Vidar
scene 4: Hervardur (Hervor), Vidar, A servant
scene 5: Hervardur
  • Act II (At the King konung Gudmund on the estate Gläsisvall)
scene 1: Hervardur, Gestur, Harald, Vidar, Svasur, knights
scene 2: the previous, Gullväg, King Gudmund, Barden, maids of the court, squires
scene 3: Gullväg, Hervardur, Gestur, Harald, Svasur, knights
scene 4: Gullväg, Hervardur
  • Postlude (Back at Samsö)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1897-98
First Performance. 1898-12-9, in Stockholm, Royal Opera.
Wilhelm Stenhammar, conductor.
Librettist Anna Boberg (1864-1935)
Language Swedish
Average DurationAvg. Duration 180 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Gullväg (soprano)
Hervor/Hervardur (mezzo-soprano)
The servants' foreman (tenor)
Gestur (tenor)
Harald (tenor)
A chieftain (tenor)
Vidar (baritone)
King Gudmund (baritone)
A shepherd (baritone)
A bard (baritone)
Svasur (baritone)
Angantyr (bass)
evil-doers, servants, maids of the court, knights, squires
soprano, mezzo-soprano, 4 tenors, 5 baritones, bass,
mixed chorus (SATB), female chorus
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets (B/A),
bass clarinet (B/A), 3 bassoons (3rd also contrabassoon),
6 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani,
bass drum, triangle, cymbals, 2 harps, strings
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