Hymn to Art, CNW 113 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series III, No.3
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2008.
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General Information

Work Title Hymn to Art
Alternative. Title Hymne til Kunsten
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 113
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 95
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Andantino
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1929
First Performance. 1929-10-12 in Copenhagen, Forum (Band of the Royal Life Guards).
Carl Nielsen, conductor
Librettist Sophus Michaëlis (1865-1932)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, tenor; mixed chorus (SSATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, oboe, clarinet (E), 2 clarinets (B), bassoon
4 horns (F), 2 cornets (B), 3 trombones, 2 tubas
timpani, glockenspiel
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

For the opening of an art exhibition in October 1929, Nielsen was commissioned to compose music to a text by the poet Sophus Michaëlis. It seems that they already made contact in June. According to his diary, Nielsen was working on the music in September and finished it at the end of that month.