Commemoration Cantata, CNW 106 (Nielsen, Carl)


Sheet Music


PDF typeset by New Notations
IS (2016/7/13)

PDF typeset by New Notations
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Editor Lisbeth Larsen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series III, No.2
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2008.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
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General Information

Work Title Cantata for the Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the Storming of Copenhagen
Alternative. Title Kantate til Mindefesten i Anledning af 250-Aarsdagen for Stormen paa København
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 106
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements
  1. Powerfully striding [Hvor Livet ikke løfter] (C minor)
  2. Tempo giusto [Fra Klokkernes Malme] (A major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1909
First Performance. 1909-2-11 in Copenhagen, Town Hall
Librettist Lauritz Christian Nielsen (1871-1930)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation reciter, male chorus (TTBB)
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

Nielsen composed Kantate til Mindefesten i Anledning af 250-Aarsdagen for Stormen paa København to a text by L.C. Nielsen while he was working on Kantate ved Aarhus Landsudstillings Aabnings-Højtidelighed 1909. The cantata was performed at a grand ceremony at Copenhagen City Hall on 11 February 1909 as part of the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the storming of Copenhagen by the Swedish army.