Strophic Songs, Op.21 (Nielsen, Carl)



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Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series III, No.4
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, 1905. Plate 14162a.
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Work Title Strophic Songs
Alternative. Title
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.21 ; CNW Coll. 5
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 188
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 songs in 2 volumes
  • Book 1
1. Skal blomsterne da visne - Shall flowers, then, all wither (C major)
2. Hogen - Hawk (F-sharp minor)
3. Jens Vejmand - John the Roadman (D major)
  • Book 2
4. Sænk kun dit hoved, du blomst - Lay down, sweet flower, your head (G major)
5.. Den forste laerke - The larks are coming (A major)
6. Husvild - Vagrant (G minor)
7. Godnat - Good Night (F major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1901-07
First Publication. 1907 ca.
Librettist Helge Rode (1870-1937) No. 1.
Jeppe Aakjær (1866-1930) Nos. 2. 3. 5.
Johannes Jørgensen (1866-1956) No. 4.
Johannes V. Jensen (1873-1950) Nos. 6. 7.
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links Nielsen catalogue
Wikipedia article (Danish) on Jens Vejmand (once perhaps the most popular, and re-arranged, of this set)
Wikipedia article (Danish) on Sænk kun dit hoved

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Jens Vejmand especially once very popular, even arranged into a separate orchestral light waltz and a recording made (this has been released in Danacord's Historic Nielsen Edition, volume 6, along with two recordings of the original voice and piano edition.)
Two volumes entitled Strofiske Sange were published in 1907. They contain seven songs composed at different times during 1901–07. - Sources

Could be performed in one concert (but then his songs are brief enough one can fill a CD with 35-odd of them nowadays..), but not perhaps meant to be. - ES