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|Work Title||Poetry in Song and Music for the Inauguration of the Public Swimming Baths|
|Alternative. Title||Digtning i Sang og Toner ved Svømmehallens Indvielse|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||CNW 115|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1930|
|First Performance.||1930-11-1 in Copenhagen, Københavns Idrætspark, Svømmehallen.
|Librettist||Hans Hartvig Seedorff Pedersen (1892-1986)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Voices: reciter, mens chorus (TTBB)|
Orchestra: 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons, 2 horns (F), trombone
The work was composed for the opening of the public swimming baths in Copenhagen's sports park on 1 November 1930. Nielsen re-used the melody to N.F.S. Grundtvig's Morgenhanen atter gol, which he had already composed in 1926. It is unclear whether it was Nielsen himself who arranged the four-part version of the melody.