King Christian II (incidental music) (Sibelius, Jean)

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7 more: 1. Elegy (Overture) • 2. Musette • 3. Menuetto • 4. Song of the Cross-Spider • 5. Nocturne • 6. Serenade • 7. Ballade

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General Information

Work Title King Christian II
Alternative. Title Incidental music to Adolf Paul's play
Composer Sibelius, Jean
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. [Op.27]
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJS 27
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 sections
  • Movements composed for the February 1898 production
1. [Overture] Elegy
2. Musette
3. Menuetto
4. Lied des Narren (Song of the Cross-Spider)
  • Movements added during the summer of 1898
5. Nocturne
6. Serenade
7. Ballade
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1898
First Performance. 1898-02-24 in Helsinki
First Publication. 1899
Librettist Adolf Paul (1863-1943) (play)
Language Swedish
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20–30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B, A), 2 bassoons,
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, tuba,
timpani, triangle , cymbals, bass drum, harp, strings
Related Works King Christian II (suite), Op.27
Discography All Music Guide
External Links
Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

This is an original score, the incidental music of Paul's play. Some dynamic markings and chords are different (specially in Elegy). In Musette there is only two clarinets and two bassoons, no strings. That is to say, this is not the same work as the suite.

Are there any vocal movements? (If not, librettist and language are unnecessary fields as they concern the play, not the music, which does not set any language vocally. Songs and dramatic music with voice are treated differently here from scene-setting music without vocal parts.)