Kvadet om Nordens Harpe, CNW 365 (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 Kvadet om Nordens Harpe, CNW 365
Alternative. Title Lay of the Nordic Harp (Nordic harp, how resplendent!)
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 365
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 115
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Stolt og fast, ikke for langsomt
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1931
First Performance. 1931-2-29 in Copenhagen, Odd Fellow Palæet (Bel Canto and other choirs from the Nordic countries).
Anders Rachlew, conductor
Librettist Aage Berntsen (1885-1952)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation mens choir (TTBB)
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In May 1931, the men's choir Bel Canto celebrated its silver jubilee with a Scandinavian male choir rally. For this occasion, Nielsen composed his last choral work. Aage Berntsen's text is dated 1 April 1931, and Nielsen's fair copy is end-dated two days later.