Hymne til Livet, CNW 376 (Nielsen, Carl)

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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
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
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General Information

Work Title Hymne til Livet, CNW 376
Alternative. Title Hymn to Life (Universal power)
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 376
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Med frisk Værdighed
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1921
First Performance. 1925-3-12 in Copenhagen, Odd Fellow Palæet
Librettist Sophus Michaëlis (1865-1932)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation boy's choir (SSA)
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

The Swedish State Ombudsman, Gustav Schlyter, approached Nielsen in 1918 to prompt his interest in composing music to a poem by Sophus Michaëlis. The text was finished in August 1921, and on 31 October 1921 Nielsen sent the fair copy of the score to Schlyter.