Snefrid, CNW 4 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Scores

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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series I, No.6
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2007.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Narrator, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello and Piano (Nielsen)

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Editor Lisbeth Ahlgren Jensen
Lisbeth Larsen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series IV, No.1
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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For Piano (Nielsen)

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Editor Lisbeth Ahlgren Jensen
Lisbeth Larsen
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General Information

Work Title Snefrid
Alternative. Title Music for Holger Drachmann's Melodrama
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 4
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts
Act I
1. Prelude. Tempo giusto (C-sharp minor)
2. Poco allegretto (E major)
3. Poco moderato (C major)
4. Andante quassi sostenuto (A major)
5. Allegro marziale (A minor)
6. Sceene change. Allegro misterioso (quassi andante) (A minor)
7. Allegro (C major)
8. Allegro marziale (A minor)
9. Andantino pastorale (C major)
10. Allegro (A minor)
11. Moderato (A major)
12. Poslude. Allegro non troppo (E major)
Act II
13. Prelude. Moderato e maestoso (C-sharp minor)
14. Andantino (F major)
15. Moderato (C minor)
16. Moderato e maestoso (A minor)
17. Funeral music. Andante sostenuto (C minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1893 (Version 1)
1899 (Version 2)
First Performance. see below
1894-04-10 in Koncertpalæet, Copenhagen (Version 1)
Carl Nielsen (conductor), Music Only
1899-11-01 in Dagmarteatret, Copenhagen (Version 2)
First Theatrical Performance
Librettist Holger Drachmann (1846-1908)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
Cast
Kong Harald Haarfager
Gunnar
Kongens Skjald
Svase, en Finne-Høvding
Snefrid, hans Datter
Thorleif Spake, Kongens gode Mand
En Finne-Kone
Orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), oboe, 2 clarinets (B/A), bassoon
2 horns (E, F, E), 2 trumpets (E, F, C), 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, harp, strings
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

  • In the beginning of 1893, Carl Nielsen was requested to compose music to Holger Drachmann's play Snefrid in connection with a planned performance at Det frie Theater. In less than a month the score was finished. The plans for a production at the theatre came to nothing, however, and the music was not performed until the following year. The music was later revised and arranged by Nielsen himself. Music from no. 4 was re-used in Hr. Oluf han rider– CNW 7 (1906) and Amor og Digteren CNW 23 (1929).