Carl Nielsen

Kantate ved Grosserer-Societetets Hundredaarsfest, opus 31

Cantata for the Centenary of the Chamber of Commerce, Opus 31

Opus 31
CNW 111
CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. Royal Danish Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) III/3
CNSCarl Nielsens Samling (The Carl Nielsen Collection, Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen) 319
FSDan Fog & Torben Schousboe: Carl Nielsen kompositioner. En Bibliografi. København 1965. 86

Author: Valdemar Rørdam

Carl Nielsen Edition

Composition: 1917.

In 1917, the Chamber of Commerce (Grosserer-Societetet) commissioned Nielsen to compose a festive cantata with a text by Valdemar Rørdam. Details were laid down at a meeting in March 1917. Nielsen laid aside the composing of the piano piece, Thema med Variationer (CNW 87), while concentrating on the cantata which had its first performance on 27 April 1917. The melody for the song Hymne til Danmark (CNW 226) was re-used from the music to the play, Shakespeare (CNW 15), which Nielsen had composed the previous year.

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