Hagbarth and Signe, CNW 12 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series I, No.6
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2007.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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Editor Lisbeth Ahlgren Jensen
Lisbeth Larsen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series IV, No.1
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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General Information

Work Title Hagbarth and Signe
Alternative. Title Music for Adam Oehlenschläger's Play
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 12
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 84
Key D-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 acts
1. Prelude. Tempo giusto e maestoso (D-flat major)
Act I
1a. [fanfare] (D-flat major)
1b. [fanfare] (D-flat major)
2. Allegretto moderato (C minor)
3. Andante (D-flat major)
Act II
4. Andantino (D minor)
Act III
5. Dance of the Handmaidens. Andantino quassi allegretto (G minor)
6. Andantino (A minor)
Act IV
7. Halloge's song. Andantino (F major)
8. Andantino (C major)
Act V
9. Andante con moto (C-sharp minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1910
First Performance. 1910-6-4, in Dyrehaven, Copenhagen, Open Air Theatre
Librettist Adam Oehlenschläger (1779-1850)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices: Halloge (soprano); Choir of Handmaidens (SAA)
Orchestra: flute, oboe, 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons
2 horns (F), 4 lur horns (D), snare drum, harp
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Misc. Comments

The music for Hagbarth and Signe was composed at the time when Carl Nielsen was working on his third symphony (CNW 27). The extent of the music was larger than he originally had planned, and he worked on finishing it until a week before the first performance.