Sidskensang, CNW 348 (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 Sidskensang
Alternative. Title Siskin Song (You are, in truth, a curious pet)
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 348
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Allegretto un poco
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1906
First Performance. 1907-4-7 in Copenhagen, Cæcilia-Foreningen
Librettist Emil Aarestrup (1800−1856)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation mixed chorus (SSAT)
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

Nielsen composed the chorale on request by Frederik Rung for the St Caecilia Society's Madrigal Choir. According to his diary, he began composing on 5 December and finished the fair copy on 11 December 1906.