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|Work Title||Hymn to Art|
|Alternative. Title||Hymne til Kunsten|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||CNW 113|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||ICN 95|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1929|
|First Performance.||1929-10-12 in Copenhagen, Forum (Band of the Royal Life Guards).
|Librettist||Sophus Michaëlis (1865-1932)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Voices: soprano, tenor; mixed chorus (SSATB)|
Orchestra: 2 flutes, oboe, clarinet (E♭), 2 clarinets (B♭), bassoon
4 horns (F), 2 cornets (B♭), 3 trombones, 2 tubas
For the opening of an art exhibition in October 1929, Nielsen was commissioned to compose music to a text by the poet Sophus Michaëlis. It seems that they already made contact in June. According to his diary, Nielsen was working on the music in September and finished it at the end of that month.