Holberg Cantata, EG 171 (Grieg, Edvard)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1884.
Misc. Notes Color scan. Date on cover is not date of composition, it is date of premiere- see Wikipedia.
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Editor Dan Fog
Publisher. Info. Samlede verker, Band 17:
Choral Music without Orchestra
Original Compositions and Arrangements of Own Works.

Frankfurt: C.F. Peters, 1985. Plate 31300.
Misc. Notes scan: score scanned at 600dpi (High Quality Scanning)
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General Information

Work Title Holberg Cantata
Alternative. Title Kantate ved Holbergmonumentet Afsløring
Composer Grieg, Edvard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. EG 171
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEG 32
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Allegro con brio  = 100 — Allegro marcato  = 66 — Andante  = 66 — Allegro marcato — Andantino (Soli eller Dobbelkvartet) (B major)
  2. Molto Andante  = 88 (G minor)
  3. Allegro molto vivace  = 132 (B major)
  4. Allegro moderato e maestoso  = 92 (B major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1884
First Performance. 1884 December 3
First Publication. 1972
Librettist Nordahl Rolfsen
Language Norwegian (Bokmal)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation baritone, male chorus (TTBB)
External Links Wikipedia article (Dutch)

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Premiere of concert contained also premiere of the string orchestra version of the From Holberg's Time suite.

Wikipedia gives mixed chorus, not men's chorus but seems here to be mistaken.

Published in 1972 in a book "Four unknown cantatas by Grieg" but it seems not earlier.