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Carl Nielsen

Musik til Helge Rodes skuespil "Moderen", opus 41

Et eventyrspil i en prolog og syv billeder

Music for Helge Rode's Play 'The Mother', Opus 41

A Play in a Prologue and Seven Scenes

Opus 41
CNW 18
CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. The Royal Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) I/9; IV/1, Add. 35
CNSCarl Nielsens Samling (The Carl Nielsen Collection, The Royal Library, Copenhagen) 345
FSDan Fog & Torben Schousboe: Carl Nielsen kompositioner. En Bibliografi. København 1965. 94

Author: Helge Rode

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Composition: 1920–21.

To celebrate the reunion of South Jutland with Denmark in 1920, Helge Rode was commissioned to write the text. It appears that the author had Nielsen in mind as the composer at a very early stage; however, it was difficult to convince Nielsen to take on the task. Already from March and April, he was drafting the work though the earliest musical sources are dated May 1920. He was still composing in October, when he also began working on his fifth symphony (CNW 29) .

Original version for orchestra, vocal soloists and choir

CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. The Royal Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) I/9

Roles: Skjalden; Narren; Moderen; Sønnen; Haab; Tro; En Stemme
The Scald; The Jester; The Mother; The Son; The Hope; The Faith; A Voice
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Version for voice and piano. Excerpts

CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. The Royal Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) IV/1, Add. 35

A few months before the premiere of the play Moderen, Nielsen published extracts from the work in piano reduction, including eight songs and five instrumental pieces (Nos. 2, 4, 6, 8, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 15, 19, 1, 22). Nielsen delivered the material to the publishers in December 1920, and the music was published in 1921.

Instrumentation: voice, pf.pianoforte (piano)
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