Carl Nielsen

Hyrdedrengens Melodi


The Shepherd's Melody


CNW 416
CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. Royal Danish Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) IV/1, Add. 49
CNSCarl Nielsens Samling (The Carl Nielsen Collection, Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen) 357a

Carl Nielsen Edition

Composition: Between 1888 and 1891.

Nielsen worked for a time on the idea of setting the tale of the pious widow Judith from Apocrypha to music. Motifs are found in a little leather-bound sketchbook, which he used during 1888–91. The only complete sketch for the work is Hyrdedrengens Melodi for oboe.

Instrumentation: ob.oboe

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