Hymne til Livet, CNW 376 (Nielsen, Carl)



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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Haugen
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series III, No.6
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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Work Title Hymne til Livet, CNW 376
Alternative. Title Hymn to Life (Universal power)
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 376
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 96
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Med frisk Værdighed
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1921
First Performance. 1925-3-12 in Copenhagen, Odd Fellow Palæet
Librettist Sophus Michaëlis (1865-1932)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation boy's choir (SSA)
External Links Nielsen catalogue

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The Swedish State Ombudsman, Gustav Schlyter, approached Nielsen in 1918 to prompt his interest in composing music to a poem by Sophus Michaëlis. The text was finished in August 1921, and on 31 October 1921 Nielsen sent the fair copy of the score to Schlyter.