3 Pieces, CNW 71 (Nielsen, Carl)

Sheet Music


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Editor Lisbeth Ahlgren Jensen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series II, No.11
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2003.
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General Information

Work Title 3 Pieces for Langeleik, CNW 71
Alternative. Title Tre stykker for langeleg
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 71
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 154
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. When the sun shines. Allegro (C major)
  2. The sad news. Andante (A minor)
  3. Like a fish in the water. Allegretto (C major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1918
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation langeleik
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Navigation etc.

  • Nielsen's three pieces for langeleik were composed in 1918 at the request of the music historian Hortense Panum; she hoped to foster an interest in the old Norwegian folk instrument.
  • A langeleik is a folk instrument, a sort of droned zither