Does anyone speak Swedish?

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Does anyone speak Swedish?

Postby Cdalitz » 30 Jan 2009 21:15

Dear all,

I am currently transcribing a Swedish Psalm setting from a manuscript by Johan Helmich Roman. While his handwriting is very clear, I am not always sure where the words end. Does anyone in this forum understand Swedish and were ready to proof-read the text? Obviously, the bible translation is baroque or earlier, so some tolerance will be necessary with respect to orthography (I would like to preserve the original orthography).



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Re: Does anyone speak Swedish?

Postby DaveF » 31 Jan 2009 16:08


A search on "Swedish Bible" turns up lots of online resources - although perhaps your setting is a metrical version at several removes from the original psalm?

It's not my place to volunteer him, but Iman de Zwarte (user IdZ), who is a Dutchman living in Norway, gave me a lot of help a couple of years ago with my (very slowly ongoing) Nielsen hymn editions - admittedly they are Danish/Norwegian, but it wouldn't surprise me if he knew Swedish as well.


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Re: Does anyone speak Swedish?

Postby Cdalitz » 31 Jan 2009 20:10

Thanks for the pointer to Iman, let's see whether he can even speak Swedish.

The text used by Roman is actually a prose translation, but I could only find modern Swedish bible translations on the internet, which is somewhat surprising as modern translations are usually covered by copyright and may thus not be freely distributed.

I bet that the translation used by Roman is from the "Gustav Vasa Bible", which I could not find online. I have also googled for a literal phrase from the psalm, but wihtout success.

Thanks, Chris

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Re: Does anyone speak Swedish?

Postby IdZ » 31 Jan 2009 22:36

Hello Chris,
I've send you a direct mail.
Let's give it a try.

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