Studentersamfundets Bygnings Cantata, CNW 104 (Nielsen, Carl)


Sheet Music


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Editor Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series III, No.2
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2008.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
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General Information

Work Title Cantata for the Inauguration of the Student Union Building, CNW 104
Alternative. Title Kantate ved Studentersamfundets Bygnings Indvielse
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 104
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Allegretto moderato [Fred over Huset – Ordet frit i Salen] (D major)
  2. L’istesso tempo [Se Livet bølger som et Hav i Stormvejr] (F major)
  3. Allegretto moderato [Fred over Huset – Aandens Pust i Salen] (E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1901
First Performance. 1901-6-1 in Copenhagen, Studentersamfundets Bygning, Frue Plads
Librettist Holger Drachmann (1846-1908)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, baritone, mens chorus (TB)
Orchestra: 2 horns (F/E), 2 violins, viola, cello, piano
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

For the inauguration of the new building of the student union, Drachmann was asked to write the text for a cantata and Nielsen was requested to compose the music. The cantata was premiered on 1 June 1901 by musicians from The Royal Danish Orchestra (Det Kongelige Kapel), among others.