I kølende Skygger, CNW 399 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Hauge
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series III, No.5
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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Work Title I kølende Skygger
Alternative. Title In shadows so bracing
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 399
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 99
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Varmt og sværmerisk
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1926
Librettist Johannes Ewald (1743-1781)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano
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The melody was composed as part of Nielsen's contribution to Nye Melodier til Johan Borups Dansk Sangbog. The idea of setting music to the text apparently came from Adolf Riis-Magnussen, the editor of the songbook, who ended up appreciating the melody. According to a letter to his family, also Nielsen was very satisfied with it.