(SONG). ~ Partbooks for male voice choir. [Sweden, c. 1850].
Manuscript, 4 vols, 8vo (130 × 210 mm), pp [ii], 181, ; [vi], 167, ; [vi], 169, ; [vi], 1-16, 19-169, , last volume wanting one leaf (pp. 17-18). Each page ruled with 5 staves, musical notation and text in Swedish throughout. Contemporary half sheep. Worn, but sound. Contemporary ownership inscriptions ‘N. Fr. Ahlberg’.
A set of four partbooks for male voices: 2 tenors and 2 basses, containing a repertoire of over 220 songs with words in Swedish. They include works by well-known composers such as Spohr, Mendelssohn, Weber, Schubert, Kreutzer and Beethoven but at least half are by lesser-known Swedish composers: Lindblad (1801-1878), Geijer (1783-1847), Nordblom (1788-1848) and Tullberg (1802-1853) whose songs are both Romantic and patriotic.