Julesang, CNW 312 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Haugen
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series III, No.5
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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General Information

Work Title Julesang (Kom, Jul, til Jord, kom høje Gæst), CNW 312
Alternative. Title Christmas Carol (Come, Christmas, come, exalted guest)
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 312
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 105
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Ikke for langsomt
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1923
First Publication. 1923
Librettist Johannes Wiberg (1894–?)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

Towards the end of 1923, Nielsen composed three Christmas carols, all of which were published just before Christmas. Julesang was probably the first of the three to be composed. A copy is dated 18 October 1923.