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|Work Title||Hymn for the Commemoration of the Niels W. Gade Centenary|
|Alternative. Title||Hymne til Mindefesten paa Niels W. Gades 100-Aarsdag|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||CNW 110|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1917|
|First Performance.||1917-2-22 in Copenhagen, Odd Fellow Palæet (The Music Society).
|Librettist||Poul Richardt (1866-1938)|
|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
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.