Kongen, Op.19 (Halvorsen, Johan)

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Dramatic Suite of 3 Movements

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Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Hansen, n.d.(ca.1905?). Plate 13563.
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General Information

Work Title Kongen
Alternative. Title Incidental Music to Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's Kongen (The King).
Composer Halvorsen, Johan
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.19
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 9
Key Suite only: D minor - A major - C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Suite: 3
  1. Symphonisches Intermezzo (Moderato assai)
  2. Hyrdepigernes Dans (Allegretto)
  3. Elegi (Andante con moto)
First Performance. 1904 (portions only)

1917 (the suite complete, possibly)

First Publication. 1905 ca.
Librettist Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832−1910)
Language Norwegian
Dedication Christian Sinding (1856-1941)
Average DurationAvg. Duration Suite only: 17 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Suite: Piccolo, 2 Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets in B, Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, Trumpets in F, 3 Trombones, Tuba, 2 Timpani, Small Drum, Cymbals, Triangle, Harp, Strings

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Incidental music to a play. Also has a suite for orchestra from the incidental music.

Re first (partial) performance, see list of 1904-8 performances and this as well.