Afholdssangen, CNW 290 (Nielsen, Carl)


Sheet Music


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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 Afholdssangen, CNW 290
Alternative. Title Temperance Song
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 290
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's March tempo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1909
Librettist Moldberg-Kjeldsen (1876-?)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano (piano with text)
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

Encouraged by a local temperance society in Aarhus, Nielsen agreed to compose a melody to the poem by Moldberg-Kjeldsen; he sent the music with a letter to the poet on 30 May 1909.