Grosserer-Societetets Centenary Cantata, Op.31 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Sheet Music

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Editor Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series III, No.3
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2008.
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Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, 1917. Plate 16708.
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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Haugen
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series III, No.4
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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Misc. Notes 1. Købmands-Vise, CNW 225 (E major)
2. Hymne til Danmark, CNW 226 (E major)
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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Haugen
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series III, No.6
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Misc. Notes Danmark, i tusend Aar (F major)
The choral voicing is SA.
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General Information

Work Title Kantate ved Grosserer-Societetets Hundredaarsfest
Alternative. Title Cantata for the Centenary of the Chamber of Commerce
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.31 ; CNW 111
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 pieces in 2 parts
  • Part I
1. Tempo di marcia [Skov stod og stængte] (D minor)
2. Allegro [Glad Kong Christian, Kunstner, Kriger] (E major)
3. Allegro [Kong Christians Bud blev hørt og spurgt] (C major)
4. Andante [Flaaden ranet, Kampen uden Vaaben fristet] (C minor)
5. Intermezzo. Andantino (C-sharp minor)
6. Andante [Langsomt rejste sig vor Moder] (B-flat major)
  • Part II
7. A Danish Merchant’s Song. Moderato non troppo En dansk Købmandsvise (D major)
8a. Allegro non troppo [Handlen er en Stormagt] (G major)
8b. Allegretto [Spolen spinder] (C minor)
9. Moderato. Danmark, i tusend Aar (F major)
Appendix, No. 7 Andante [Molok og Mammon regjerer] (B major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1917
First Performance. 1917-4-23 in Copenhagen, The Stock Exchange (Børsen).
Carl Nielsen, conductor
Librettist Valdemar Rørdam (1872-1946)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices: reciter, soprano, tenor, baritone; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons
3 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F/C), timpani, strings
Related Works Shakespeare, CNW 15
Pieces for 'Melodier til Sangbogen Danmark', FS 111
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

In 1917, the Chamber of Commerce (Grosserer-Societetet) commissioned Nielsen to compose a festive cantata with a text by Valdemar Rørdam. Details were laid down at a meeting in March 1917. Nielsen laid aside the composing of the piano piece, Thema med Variationer, while concentrating on the cantata which had its first performance on 27 April 1917. The melody for the song Hymne til Danmark was re-used from the music to the play, Shakespeare, which Nielsen had composed the previous year.