Kvadet om Nordens Harpe, CNW 365 (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 Kvadet om Nordens Harpe, CNW 365
Alternative. Title Lay of the Nordic Harp (Nordic harp, how resplendent!)
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 365
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Stolt og fast, ikke for langsomt
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1931
First Performance. 1931-2-29 in Copenhagen, Odd Fellow Palæet (Bel Canto and other choirs from the Nordic countries).
Anders Rachlew, conductor
Librettist Aage Berntsen (1885-1952)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation mens choir (TTBB)
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

In May 1931, the men's choir Bel Canto celebrated its silver jubilee with a Scandinavian male choir rally. For this occasion, Nielsen composed his last choral work. Aage Berntsen's text is dated 1 April 1931, and Nielsen's fair copy is end-dated two days later.