Lajla (Olsen, Ole)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1893)
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Misc. Notes Page 166 missing (pagination mistake, the music text is complete).
In the roles list there are names of performers in pencil.
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Misc. Notes On the cover page: Tilhører fru Marie Ole-Olsen.
At least the harp part differs from that in the complete opera full score (#538001).
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Misc. Notes Titled Lajla, as the song is about her.
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Overture

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Misc. Notes 2 harp parts: the one is as in the overture full score (#538010), the other is as in the complete opera full score (#538001). The first is large, while the second contains only 4 measures of music.
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Language Norwegian, German; Swedish (above the staves)
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Misc. Notes The German text differs from that in the printed libretto.
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Language Norwegian, German
Translator T. von Tußeberg (? illegible)
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Misc. Notes German text in pencil.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Overture

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Misc. Notes Most probably to be performed with the piano arrangement from the vocal score.
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Market Scene

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Misc. Notes Most probably to be performed with the piano arrangement from the vocal score.
Complete scene, from the beginning of Act II to the end of the springdans.
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Copyist Revidierte Textausgabe
Translator Wilhelm Henzen (1850-1910)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: August Cranz, n.d.
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Misc. Notes As it is a revised edition, it is probably not the one listed in HMB 1901/601.
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General Information

Work Title Lajla
Alternative. Title Opera in 2 acts
Name Aliases Laila
Authorities Wikipedia
Composer Olsen, Ole
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IOO 77
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's overture, 2 acts:
  • Overture
Act I
  • Scene I (Mellet)
  • Scene II (Mellet, Lind)
  • Scene III (Lajla, Mellet, Lind)
  • Scene IV (Lajla, Mellet, Lind, Jaampa)
  • Scene V (Lajla, Mellet)
  • Scene VI (Mellet, male chorus)
  • Scene VII (Lajla)
  • Scene VIII (Lajla, Lind)
Act II
  • Introduction (Ritornelle)
  • Scene I (Lajla, Mellet, Laagje, Jaampa, 2 choruses)
    • Market scene
    • Jaampa's scene
    • Laagje's scene
    • Extra scene (inserted somewhere in Scene I): Juoige scene (Norwegian merchant, Lajla, Maggi, Mellet, Laagje)
  • Scene II (Lajla, Jaampa)
  • Scene III (Lajla)
  • Scene IV (Lajla, Mellet)
  • Scene V (Lajla, Mellet, Laagje, Priest, Deacon, 2 choruses)
  • Scene VI (all)
    • Enter Lind
    • Fight
    • Laagje's scene
    • Sextet with chorus
    • Final scene
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1893
First Performance. 1908/10/08
First Publication. 1899 ca. – Leipzig: August Cranz
Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1899), p.544 (vocal score)
Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1901), p.601 (libretto)
Librettist Composer, based on Lajla by Jens Andreas Friis
Language Norwegian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, 2 tenors, baritone, 3 basses; 2 mixed choruses: (SATB/SATB); organ (offstage), orchestra
Extra voices for the Juoige scene: mezzo-soprano/alto, tenor.
Related Works Introduction to Act II (Ritornelle) was published separately as Op.53
External Links Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

  • Composition and first performance dates from Grove.
  • The division into scenes is by myself. — Іоахимъ.
  • The Juoige scene is meant to be inserted into the first scene of Act II, most probably after the Market scene. It serves as a pendant to the Norwegian springdans danced in that scene. Its text is not found in neither of the present librettos (#537997-8).