XBf 1 • [Birthday Cantata for Prince Ferdinand von Lobkowitz] • By 12 April 1823

XBf 1 • [Birthday Cantata for Prince Ferdinand von Lobkowitz] • By 12 April 1823

Collection name:  RLL Music Archives
Location:  Nelahozeves Castle
Inventory number:  XBf 1
Composer:  Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Title:  [Birthday Cantata for Prince Ferdinand von Lobkowitz]
Description:  Two ms. scores of cantata in E flat for soprano solo, choir (SSBB), and piano.
Dedication:  For 26th birthday of Prince Ferdinand Lobkowitz
Total number of pieces:  2
Number of scores:  2
Number of parts for voices:  0
Number of parts for instruments:  0
Number of pages:  Upright: 4 fols., oblong, 1 fols.
State of completion:  Complete
Date of composition:  By 12 April 1823
Date of copy / print:  s.a.
Composed for Ferdinand's birthday on 12 April 1823.
Format + size:  Upright, 31,5 x 24,5; oblong, 28 x 40 cm
Number of staves:  12 (upright), 10 (oblong)
Catalogue and reference literature:  WoO 106
Other notes:  Both copies apparently copied from now missing autograph, with original inscription: von Beethoven. Abends um 12ten April 1823 vor dem Geburtstag Sr D. des Herrn Fürsten Ferdinand von Lobkowitz. According to Thayer, composition originated when Beethoven was informed by Karl Peters of Ferdinand's birthday. He wrote it out, inscribed it, and tied it with blue ribbon.