Ebbe Skammelsøn, CNW 21 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series I, No.9
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2007.
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General Information

Work Title Ebbe Skammelsen, CNW 21
Alternative. Title Music for Harald Bergstedt's Open-Air Play
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 21
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 58
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 parts
Part I
1. Prelude. Poco adagio (C major)
2. Allegretto (C major)
3. Fanfare music. Allegro (G major)
4. March (C major)
Part II
5. Allegretto (G major)
6. [no tempo] (C major)
7. Andante (E-flat major)
Part III
8a. March. Allegro (A major)
8b. Bridesmaids (F-sharp minor)
9. Andante (E minor)
10. Andantino (A minor)
11. Andante (A minor)
12. Andante (G minor)
13. Chorus in the forest. Allegro (G major)
14. Allegro very lively (G major)
15. Andante funebre (F-sharp minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1925
First Performance. 1925-6-25, in Dyrehaven, Copenhagen, Open Air Theatre
Librettist Harald Bergstedt (1887-1965)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
Ebbe Skammelsen
Girls Chorus
Boys Chorus
Boys and Girls Chorus
a Singer
Chorus in the Forest
The Fool
tenor, (The Fool) baritone (a Singer), girls chorus, boys chorus, mixed chorus (SATB)
Wind Ensemble:
flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons
3 horns (F), tuba, tam-tam
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While working on the sixth symphony (CNW 30), Nielsen was commissioned to write the stage music for Harald Bergstedt's dramatization of the old ballad, Ebbe Skammelsen. It has not been possible to establish when Nielsen was asked to compose the music, but according to his letters and diary entries it was completed in haste in the weeks before 12 June 1925, when the manuscript was end-dated.