Gade Centenary Hymn, CNW 110 (Nielsen, Carl)


Sheet Music


PDF typeset by New Notations
IS (2016/7/14)

PDF typeset by New Notations
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Editor Lisbeth Larsen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series III, No.3
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 Hymn for the Commemoration of the Niels W. Gade Centenary
Alternative. Title Hymne til Mindefesten paa Niels W. Gades 100-Aarsdag
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 110
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Tempo giusto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1917
First Performance. 1917-2-22 in Copenhagen, Odd Fellow Palæet (The Music Society).
Carl Nielsen, conductor
Librettist Poul Richardt (1866-1938)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices: mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), 3 trombones, timpani, strings
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

At a plenary meeting in The Music Society (Musikforeningen) on 28 September 1916, it was agreed that Nielsen should compose music commemorating the Niels W. Gade centenary on 22 February 1917. Having returned from a journey to Stockholm, Nielsen composed the music in the beginning of February 1917.