Længsel, CNW 356 (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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General Information

Work Title Længsel, CNW 356
Alternative. Title I Love My Jean (Of a' the airts the wind can blaw)
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 356
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 117
Key A-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 [no tempo]
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1887
Librettist Caralis (Caspara Preetzman, 1792-1876)
after Robert Burns (1759⋅1796)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation mens choir (TTBB)
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

Like a number of other earlier works, the present composition for male choir dates from Nielsen's student years and may have been written at the suggestion of his theory teacher, Orla Rosenhoff. The piece was written on the same manuscript paper as 'Det bødes der for i lange Aar', which is dated 4 December 1887.