Homage to Holberg, CNW 20 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor Kirsten Flensborg 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 Homage to Holberg, CNW 20
Alternative. Title Music for Hans Hartvig Seedorff Pedersen's
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 20
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Allegro moderato (D major)
  2. Allegro (G minor)
  3. Poco adagio (D major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1922
First Performance. 1922-9-26 in Copenhagen, The Royal Theatre.:Georg Høeberg, conductor
Librettist Hans Hartvig Seedorff Pedersen (1892-1986)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices: soprano 1 (Muse 1), soprano 2 (Muse 2), alto 1 (Muse 3), alto 2 (Muse 4),
baritone; mixed chorus (SSAATTBB)

Orchestra: 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons,

4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (F), timpani, strings
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

In 1922, The Royal Theatre was celebrating the playwright Ludvig Holberg. As a tribute to Holberg, the theatre had commissioned Hans Hartvig Seedorff Pedersen to write an epilogue. The conductor at the theatre, Georg Høeberg, urged Nielsen to compose the music for this homage to Holberg. Nielsen must have started working on the project immediately; less than three weeks later he had finished it.