Fynsk Foraar, Op.42 (Nielsen, Carl)


Sheet Music


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

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

Editor Niels Krabbe
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series III, No.1
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2002.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
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General Information

Work Title Fynsk Foraar
Alternative. Title Springtime on Funen
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.42 ; CNW 102
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
1. Allegretto un poco [Like a patch of green] (C major)
un pochettino di più [Oh see, the spring is coming] (A minor)
Andantino con moto [The tender day is light and long] (E major)
The old bachelors. Allegretto moderato (D major)
2. The blind musician. Andantino con moto (G minor)
Allegro [Now is the time for playing] (G major)
3. The old folks. Andantino moderato (B-flat major)
4. Dance song. Allegro molto (E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1921
First Performance. 1922-7-8 in Odense Kvæghal, 3die Landssangstævne
Georg Høeberg conductor
Librettist Aage Berntsen (1885-1952)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices:
soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus 1 (mixed chorus, SATB),
chorus 2 (children's voices, girls, SA, boys, SA)


2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons,
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), timpani, triangle, strings
External Links Nielsen catalogue
Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Nielsen composed Fynsk Foraar during an enforced break from the work on the Fifth Symphony during summer 1921. Pressure of time and failing health forced him to ask his pupil Nancy Dalberg to lend a helping hand with the instrumentation and the fair-copying.