29 Little Preludes, Op.51 (Nielsen, Carl)




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Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Skandinavisk og Borups Musikforlag, n.d.
Reprinted Boca Raton: Masters Music, n.d.(after 1990). Catalog M 1469
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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series II, No.12
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2006.
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General Information

Work Title 29 Little Preludes
Alternative. Title 29 Smaa Praeludier
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.51 ; CNW 96
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 29 preludes
  1. (F major)
  2. (E minor)
  3. (E major)
  4. (D-flat major)
  5. (G minor)
  6. (C major)
  7. (F major)
  8. (E major)
  9. (B-flat major)
  10. (G minor)
  11. (G major)
  12. (D minor)
  13. (G major)
  14. (E-flat major)
  15. (A major)
  16. (D major)
  17. G major)
  18. (C major)
  19. (A minor)
  20. (D minor)
  21. (D minor)
  22. (E-flat major)
  23. (E-flat major)
  24. (E minor)
  25. (F-sharp minor)
  26. (E minor)
  27. (F-sharp minor)
  28. (C major)
  29. (F major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1929
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation organ (or harmonium)
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

29 smaa Præludier for Orgel eller Harmonium was Nielsen's first organ work. The organist Johannes Hansen asked the composer to write some organ preludes for use in divine service. The preludes were composed over a relatively short period of time at the beginning of 1929, and it is likely that the whole collection was finished by the end of March.