Fynsk Foraar, Op.42 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor Niels Krabbe
Engraver Vienna: Wiener Notensatz (Score)
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series III: Vokalmusik, No.1: Cantatas, Bd.1 (pp.136-202)
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2002.
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General Information

Work Title Fynsk Foraar
Alternative. Title Springtime on Funen
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.42 ; CNW 102
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
1. Som en græsgrøn Plet. Allegretto un poco (C major)
[Aa se, nu kommer Vaaren]. un pochettino di più (A minor)
[Den milde Dag er lys og lang]. Andantino con moto (E major)
2. De gamle Ungkarle. Allegretto moderato (D major)
3. Den blinde Spillemand. Andantino con moto (G minor)
[Nu vil vi ud og lege]. Allegro (G major)
4. De Gamle. Andantino moderato (B-flat major)
5. Dansevisen. Allegro molto (E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1921
First Performance. 1922-7-8 in Odense Kvæghal, 3die Landssangstævne
Dagny Møller (soprano) Albert Høeberg (baritone), Poul Wiedemann (tenor),
choruses, orchestra, Georg Høeberg (conductor)
First Publication. 1921 - Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen
Librettist Aage Berntsen (1885-1952)
Language Danish
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, choruses, orchestra
Solo Voices
soprano, tenor, baritone
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Children's Chorus (girls/boys SA/SA)
Orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), timpani, triangle, strings
External Links Nielsen catalogue
Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Nielsen composed Fynsk Foraar during an enforced break from the work on the Fifth Symphony during summer 1921. Pressure of time and failing health forced him to ask his pupil Nancy Dalberg to lend a helping hand with the instrumentation and the fair-copying.