Serenade, CNW 349 (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 Serenade
Alternative. Title Serenade (Gladly we listen when music may carry)
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 349
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 168
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Moderato
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1907
First Performance. 1907-2-11 in Vilhemine Heise's home
Librettist Hother Ploug (1856-1932)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation mixed chorus (SATB)
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Serenade was written by the poet Hother Ploug as a tribute to Peter Heise's widow, Vilhelmine Heise, on the occasion of her birthday on 8 February 1907. The following day, Nielsen made a choral setting of the text, which was performed at a gathering in Mrs Heise's home two days later.