Serenade, CNW 277 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Hauge
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series III, No.5
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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General Information

Work Title Serenade
Alternative. Title See! Luften er stille (The blue waves are sleeping)
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 277
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 167
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Allegretto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1886-88
Librettist Caralis (Caspara Preetzman, 1792-1876)
after Jeremiah Joseph Callanan (1795⋅1829)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
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During his student years, Nielsen composed songs to texts by English poets in a Danish translation by Christian Preetzmann. It is probable that his music theory teacher Orla Rosenhoff was the instigator.