Carl Nielsen

Saul og David

Opera i fire akter

Saul and David

Opera in Four Acts

CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. Royal Danish Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) I/4–5
CNSCarl Nielsens Samling (The Carl Nielsen Collection, Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen) 330
FSDan Fog & Torben Schousboe: Carl Nielsen kompositioner. En Bibliografi. København 1965. 25

Author: Einar Christiansen

Carl Nielsen Edition (Acts 1 and 2) Carl Nielsen Edition (Acts 3 and 4; Critical Commentary)

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Composition: 1899–1901.

At the end of 1896, when Nielsen had finished the choral work Hymnus Amoris (CNW 100), he began to plan an opera. The text for Saul og David, written by Einar Christiansen, was ready in 1899. A few months seem to have passed before Nielsen started in earnest on the composition. Part of the opera was composed during his stay in Italy from December 1899 to June 1900. The work was finished in April 1901 and accepted for performance at The Royal Theatre in September. Parts of the work were performed at a concert in November 1900.

Roles: Saul (B.Bar.basso baritono (bass baritone) ); Jonathan (T.tenore (tenor) ); Mikal (S.soprano ); David (T.tenore (tenor) ); Samuel (B.basso (bass) ); Abner (B.basso (bass) ); Troldkvinden i Endor (A.alto ); Abisaj (S.soprano ); En ung Pige (S.soprano ); Vagten (B.basso (bass) ); Jomfruer, Præster, Krigsfolk og Folk
Saul (B.Bar.basso baritono (bass baritone) ); Jonathan (T.tenore (tenor) ); Michal (S.soprano ); David (T.tenore (tenor) ); Samuel (B.basso (bass) ); Abner (B.basso (bass) ); The Witch of Endor (A.alto ); Abisaj (S.soprano ); A Young Girl (S.soprano ); The Guard (B.basso (bass) ); Maidens, Priests, Soldiers and People

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