Det danske Brød paa Sletten gror, CNW 252 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Haugen
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series III, No.5
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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General Information

Work Title Det danske Brød paa Sletten gror, CNW 252
Alternative. Title The Danish bread, it grows on plains
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 252
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 52
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 [no tempo]
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1921
First Performance. 1924-1-31 in Hjørring, Hjørring Musikforening
Librettist Jeppe Aakjær (1866-1930)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

The song was commissioned in 1920 so that it could appear in a publication celebrating Borups Højskole. Nielsen also included it in his own collection Tyve folkelige Melodier. According to a letter to Thorvald Aagaard, he finished the melody in July 1921.