Det bødes der for i lange Aar, CNW 357 (Nielsen, Carl)



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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Haugen
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series III, No.6
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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Work Title Det bødes der for i lange Aar, CNW 357
Alternative. Title You suffer throughout an age of pain
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 357
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 51
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Andantino
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1887
Librettist Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847–1885)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation mens choir (TTBB)
Related Works Songs and Verses by J.P. Jacobsen, Op.6 (No.4.)
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Like a number of other earlier works, the present composition for male choir dates from Nielsen's student years and may have been written at the suggestion of his theory teacher, Orla Rosenhoff. The only surviving source is a manuscript dated 4 December 1887. A few years later, Nielsen reworked the melody and included it in his Op.6.