4 Folk Melodies, FS 101 (Nielsen, Carl)



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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Haugen
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series III, No.5
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
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General Information

Work Title 4 folk Melodies
Alternative. Title Four 'folkelige' Melodies
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. FS 101 ; CNW 258-261 (CNW Coll. 16)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 Songs
1. Lær mig, nattens stjærne, CNW 258 (F major)
2. Sangen har lysning, CNW 259 (E major)
3. Hvad synger du om så højt i det blå?, CNW 260 (E major)
4. Nu skal det åbenbares, CNW 261 (E-flat major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1922
First Publication. 1925 - Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen
Librettist see below
Christian Richardt (1831-1892) No.1
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832–1910) No.2
Jens Christian Hostrup (1818-1892) No.3
Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872) No.4
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

  • The four melodies were composed on request by Harald Balslev, headmaster of Ubberup High School (Ubberup Højskole), who wished to include them in the school's yearbook of 1922; however, only one of them (CNW 261) appeared in the yearbook. All of them were published in the second edition of Folkehøjskolens Melodibog and again in 1925 in a separate volume entitled Fire folkelige Melodier.