Grundtvig Easter Evening, CNW 24 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series I, No.9
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2007.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
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General Information

Work Title Grundtvig Easter Evening
Alternative. Title Music for a Easter Evening
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 24
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 movements
1. Paradise. Andantino (A major)
2. Hadding in the underworld. Tempo qiusto (C major)
3. Before "New Year's morning" Andante pesante (B minor)
4. The land of the living. Andantino (E minor)
5. Prelude to "The Daffodil" Andantino (F major)
6. Tempo qiusto (F major)
7. Choir of Angels. Andantino con moto (B-flat major)
8. The blessed day (C major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1931
First Performance. 1931-4-3, in Copenhagen, The Royal Theatre
Librettist Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices: reciter, choir of Angels (TTBB)
Orchestra: flute, oboe, clarinet (A), bassoon
2 horns (F), 2 trombones, timpani
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

The work was originally intended for a benefit concert in connection with the construction of Grundtvigskirken (Grundtvig Church) in Copenhagen. The plans were changed, and during the first months of 1931 Nielsen composed and arranged the music for the play which received its first performance at The Royal Theatre on 4 April 1931.