Shakespeare, CNW 15 (Nielsen, Carl)



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Sheet Music


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Editor Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series I, No.6
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 Shakespeare
Alternative. Title Music for Helge Rode's Prologue
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 15
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
1. Tempo giusto (F major)
2. Andante quassi allegretto (A minor)
3. Andante (E minor)
4. Ariel's song. Andantino quassi allegretto (E minor)
5. Moderato (F major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1916
First Performance. 1916-6-24, in Helsingør (Elsinore), Kronborg Slot
Carl Nielsen (conductor)
Librettist Helge Rode (1870-1937)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons
2 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), trombone, strings
Related Works Grosserer-Societetets Centenary Cantata, Op.31
Pieces for 'Melodier til Sangbogen Danmark', FS 111
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

Nielsen composed music for the play Shakespeare in 1916. The following year, he re-used the melody for the fifth and last song in his Kantate ved Grosserer-Societetets Hundredaarsfest (CNW 111).