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|Work Title||Midsummer Eve Play|
|Alternative. Title||Music for Adam Oehlenschläger's Play ; Sankt Hans Aften-Spil|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||CNW 13|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||ICN 126|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1913|
|First Performance.||1913-6-3, in Dyrehaven, Copenhagen, Open Air Theatre
|First Publication.||1932 (excerpts)|
|Librettist||Adam Oehlenschläger (1779-1850)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Voices: baritone; chorus (SATB); children's chorus|
Orchestra: 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), oboe, 4 clarinets (B♭/A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), trumpet (F), 2 cornets (B♭), 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, double bass
Nielsen composed the music for Oehlenschläger's play in great haste in May 1913. According to his own account, he only had fourteen days to do the work.
I Maaneskin titter. : Af "Sankt Hans-aften spil" published in 1932. CNW 340 notes that there were plans for publication;and others seem to indicate publications occurred.