Ak, Julesne fra Bethlehem, CNW 362 (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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Work Title Ak, Julesne fra Bethlehem, CNW 362
Alternative. Title Ah, Bethlehem, your Christmas snow
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 362
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Andante
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914
First Performance. 1914-12-18 in Copenhagen, Vor Frue Kirke (The Students' Choral Society).
Salomon Levysohn, conductor
Librettist Johannes Jørgensen (1866-1956)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation soprano, mens choir (TTBB)
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Nielsen composed the work for Studenter-Sangforeningen, which performed it at a concert for a Christmas collection. According to his diary, Nielsen composed it on 13 December 1914, five days before the concert.