Shakespeare, CNW 15 (Nielsen, Carl)



Sheet Music


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Editor Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series I, No.6
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2007.
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General Information

Work Title Shakespeare
Alternative. Title Music for Helge Rode's Prologue
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 15
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 170
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
1. Tempo giusto (F major)
2. Andante quassi allegretto (A minor)
3. Andante (E minor)
4. Ariel's song. Andantino quassi allegretto (E minor)
5. Moderato (F major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1916
First Performance. 1916-6-24, in Helsingør (Elsinore), Kronborg Slot
Carl Nielsen (conductor)
Librettist Helge Rode (1870-1937)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, tenor, bass; mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons
2 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), trombone, strings
Related Works Grosserer-Societetets Centenary Cantata, Op.31
Pieces for 'Melodier til Sangbogen Danmark', FS 111
External Links Nielsen catalogue

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Nielsen composed music for the play Shakespeare in 1916. The following year, he re-used the melody for the fifth and last song in his Kantate ved Grosserer-Societetets Hundredaarsfest (CNW 111).