The Mother, Op.41 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series I, No.9
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2007.
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Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, 1921.
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Misc. Notes #331555/56 This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
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Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series III, No.4
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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Misc. Notes 1. Vildt gaar Storm mod sorte Vande, CNW 230 (A-flat major)
2. Min Pige er saa lys som Rav, CNW 231 (E major)
3. Dengang Ørnen var flyveklar, CNW 232 (C major)
4. Ved Festen fik en Moder Bud, CNW 233 (G major)
5. Tidselhøsten tegner godt, CNW 234 (D minor)
6. Saa bittert var mit Hjerte, CNW 235 (C minor)
7. Dengang Døden var i vente, CNW 236 (G major)
8. Sangen til Danmark, CNW 237 (G major)
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For Mixed Chorus (Nielsen)

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Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series III, No.6
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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Misc. Notes Sangen til Danmark, CNW 237 (A major)
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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.
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Misc. Notes Min Pige er saa lys som Rav, CNW 231 (F major)
The choral voicing is SA.
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Lisbeth Larsen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series IV, No.1
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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Misc. Notes 5 excerpts
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General Information

Work Title The Mother
Alternative. Title Music for Helge Rode's Play
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.41 ; CNW 18
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Prologue and 7 scenes
1. Prelude. March tempo giusto (E-flat major)
  • Scene I
1a. Saga dream. Andante tranquillo (C minor)
2. The mist is rising. Andantino quassi allegretto (C major)
3. Melodrama. Andante (C minor)
3a. Faith and Hope are playing. Allegro marciale (E-flat major)
  • Scene II
4. Andantino pesante (F minor)
  • Scene III
5. Gramophone waltz. Tempo di valse (G major)
6. Quassi allegretto (E major)
7. Allegro molto (G major)
8. Allegro pesante (C major)
9. Andantino (D minor)
  • Scene IV
10. Prelude. Andante serioso (B-flat minor)
11. Moderato (C minor)
12. The children are playing. Allegretto (G major)
13. No number 13, see appendix
  • Scene V
14. Andante (G minor)
  • Scene VI
15. Menuet (G minor)
16. Allegretto vivo (E minor)
17. Fanfare music. Allegro moderato (C major)
18. Menuet (G minor)
18a. Fanfare music. Allegro moderato (C major)
  • Scene VII
19. Prelude. Andante (G major)
20. Echo song. Allegretto un poco (G minor)
21. March. Tempo giusto (E-flat major)
22. Chorus. Tempo giusto (G major)
  • Appendix
1b. Allegretto quassi andantino (F major)
13. Fragments of the National Anthems of the belligerents
A. La marseillaise. Allegro (A major)
B. God save our gracious King (C major)
C. Italy. Alla maria vivace (F major)
D. The star-spangled banner (D-flat major)
E. La marseillaise. Allegro (A major)
6. Andantino con moto (F minor)
Life is lower, life is slower (Andreas Peter Berggreen) (B major)
This fair and lovely land. Moderato (D major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1920–21
First Performance. 1921-1-30, in Copenhagen, The Royal Theatre
First Publication. 1921
Librettist Helge Rode (1870-1937)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
Cast
The Scald
The Jester
The Mother
The Son
The Hope
The Faith
A Voice
Voices
soprano, tenor, baritone, mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra
3 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (F, B, A), 3 trombones, tuba,
timpani, bass drum, triangle, cymbals, suspended cymbal, glockenspiel
piano, harp, strings
External Links Nielsen catalogue
Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

To celebrate the reunion of South Jutland with Denmark in 1920, Helge Rode was commissioned to write the text. It appears that the author had Nielsen in mind as the composer at a very early stage; however, it was difficult to convince Nielsen to take on the task. Already from March and April, he was drafting the work though the earliest musical sources are dated May 1920. He was still composing in October, when he also began working on his fifth symphony.