Selected works

'Sinfonia Espansiva'

Symphonies
Symphony No. 1, g minor. Opus 7. 1891-92.
Symphony No. 2, 'The Four Temperaments'. Opus 16. 1901-02.
Symphony No. 3, 'Sinfonia Espansiva'. Opus 27. 1910-11.
Symphony No. 4, 'The Inextinguishable'. Opus 29. 1914-16.
Symphony No. 5. Opus 50. 1921-22.
Symphony No. 6, 'Sinfonia Semplice'. 1924-25.

Orchestral numbers
Suite for String Orchestra. Opus 1. 1888, revised 1889.
Symphonic Rhapsody for Orchestra. 1888.
Helios. Overture for Orchestra. Opus 17. 1903.  
Saga Dream. Opus 39. 1907-08.
At the Bier of a Young Artist. Arranged for string band. 1910.
'Nearer my God to Thee', Paraphrase for Wind Band. 1912.  
Pan and Syrinx, Pastoral Scene for Orchestra. Opus 49. 1917-18.
Rhapsody Overture, An Imaginary Journey to The Faroe Islands. 1927.
Bohemian-Danish Folk Songs. 1928.

Concertos  
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. Opus 33. 1911.
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. 1926.
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra. Opus 57. 1928.

Quartets
Quartet for two Violins, Viola and Cello in g minor. Opus 13. 1887-88, revised 1897.
Quartet for two Violins, Viola and Cello in f minor. Opus 5. 1890.
Quartet for two Violins, Viola and Cello in E flat major. Opus 14. 1897-98, new version 1899-1900.
Quartet for two Violins, Viola and Cello in F major. Opus 44. 1906, revised 1919 latest.

Other chamber music
Fantasy, G minor, for clarinet and piano. C. 1881.
Quintet for two Violins, two Violas, and Cello in G major. 1888.
Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano. Opus 9. 1895.
Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano. Opus 35. 1912.
Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and Piano. Opus 2. 1889.
At the Bier of a Young Artist. Andante Lamentoso for string quintet. 1910.
Canto Serioso, for French Horn and Piano. 1913.
Serenata in Vano (for Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Cello, and Double Bass). 1914.
Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, and Bassoon. Opus 43. 1922.

The Music Room in The Carl Nielsen Museum

Piano
Five Piano Pieces. Opus 3. 1890.
Symphonic Suite for Piano. Opus 8. 1894.
Humoresque-Bagatelles. Opus 11. 1894-97.
Festival Prelude for the New Century. 1900.
A Dream about ‘Silent Night’. 1905.
Chaconne for Piano. Opus 32. 1916-17.
Theme and Variations for Piano. Opus 40. 1917.
Suite. Opus 45. 1919-20.
Three Piano Pieces. Opus 59. 1927-28.
Piano Music for Young and Old. Opus 53. 1929-30.

Carl Nielsen's violin

Violin – solo
Prelude, Theme and Variations for Solo Violin. Opus 48. 1923.
Preludio e Presto for Solo Violin. Opus 52. 1927-28.

Organ
29 Little Preludes for Organ or Harmonium. Opus 51. 1929.
Commotio for Organ. Opus 58. 1930-31.

Opera
'Saul and David' ('Saul og David'). Libretto by Einar Christiansen. 1898-1901.
'Masquerade' ('Maskarade'). Libretto by Vilhelm Andersen. 1904-06.

Music for plays
'Sir Oluf, he Rides' ('Hr. Oluf han rider'). 1906.
'Tove' ('Tove'). 1906-08.
'Halloge's Song' ('Halloges Sang', 'Hagbarth og Signe'). 1910.
'Midsummer Eve Play' ('Sankt Hansaftenspil'). 1913.
'Aladdin' ('Aladdin'). Opus 34. 1918-19.
'The Mother' ('Moderen'). Opus 41. 1920.
'Amor og Digteren'. 1930.

'Hymnus Amoris'

Solo, choir, and orchestra
Hymnus Amoris. Opus 12. 1896-97.
Sleep. Opus 18. 1903-04.
Kantate ved Universitetets Aarsfest. Opus 24. 1908.
Springtime on Funen. Opus 42. 1921.  
Kor a cappella
Three Motets. Opus 55. 1929.

Songs  
Carl Nielsen wrote a total of more than 350 songs. The following songs are a representative selection:

Music to Five Poems by J.P. Jacobsen (Musik til fem Digte af J.P. Jacobsen). Opus 4. 1891.
1. 'Sunset' ('Solnedgang'), 2. 'In Seraglio Garden' ('I Seraillets Have'), 3. 'To Asali' ('Til Asali'), 4. 'Irmelin Rose' ('Irmelin Rose'), 5. 'If day has gathered all its woe' ('Har Dagen sanket al sin Sorg').

Songs and Verses by J.P. Jacobsen (Viser og Vers af J.P. Jacobsen). Opus 6. 1891.
1. 'Genre Painting' ('Genrebillede'), 2. 'The Seraphim' ('Seraferne'), 3. 'Silken shoe over golden last', ('Silkesko over gylden Læst!'), 4. 'You suffer throughout an age of pain' ('Det bødes der for i lange Aar'), 5. 'Lay from ‘Mogens’' ('Vise af ”Mogens').  

Music to Five Poems by J.P. Jacobsen
Songs and Verses by J.P. Jacobsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Songs to Texts by Ludvig Holstein (Seks Sange til Tekster af Ludvig Holstein). Opus 10. 1894.
1. 'Apple Blossom' ('Æbleblomst'), 2. 'Lake of Memories' ('Erindringens Sø'), 3. 'Summer Song' ('Sommersang'), 4. 'Song behind the Plough' ('Sang bag Ploven'), 5. 'Tonight' ('I aften'), 6. 'Greeting' ('Hilsen').  

Sing, Danish man! With all your might (Du danske Mand af al din magt). Words by Holger Drachmann. 1906

Strophic Songs I-II (Strofiske Sange I-II). Opus 21. 1901-07.
I – 1. 'Shall flowers, then, all wither?' ('Skal Blomsterne da visne'), 2. 'Hawk' ('Høgen'), 3. 'John the Roadman' ('Jens Vejmand').
II – 1. 'Lay down, sweet flower, your head' ('Sænk kun dit Hoved, du Blomst'), 2. 'The larks are coming' ('Den første Lærke'), 3. 'Vagrant' ('Husvild'), 4. 'Good Night' ('Godnat').

The Daffodil. 'Easter bloom! A potent drink' (Paaske-Liljen. 'Paaskeblomst! En Draabe stærk'). Words by N.F.S. Grundtvig. 1910.

En Snes danske Viser I. 1915.
12 songs by Carl Nielsen, among them: 'Odd and unknown evening breezes!' ('Underlige Aftenlufte!'), 'I take with a smile my burden' ('Jeg bærer med Smil min Byrde') and 'Now the day is full of song' ('Nu er Dagen fuld af Sang').

En Snes danske Viser II. 1917.
11 songs by Carl Nielsen, among them: 'Oft am I glad, still may I weep from sadness' ('Tidt er jeg glad, og vil dog gerne græde'), 'Look about one summer day' ('Se dig ud en Sommerdag') and 'There out of the fog looms my ancestors’ land' ('Der dukker af Disen min Fædrene jord').

Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Salmer og aandelige Sange). 1913-15.
49 hymns, among them: 'How wonderful to ponder' ('Forunderligt at sige') and 'My Jesus, let my heart obtain' ('Min Jesus, lad mit Hjerte faa').

Study on Nature (Studie efter Naturen). Words by Hans Christian Andersen. 1916.

Twenty 'folkelige' Melodies (Tyve folkelige Melodier). 1921. Among them:
'Wherefore do our eyes feel pleasure' ('Derfor kan vort Øje glædes'), 'The barques would meet on a sunset wave' ('De Snækker mødtes i Kvæld paa Hav') and 'The greenwood leaves are light now' ('Nu lyser Løv i Lunde').  

Folkehøjskolens melodibog

Folkehøjskolens Melodibog. Published together with Th. Aagaard, Thomas Laub and Oluf Ring 1922. 35 songs, all of them previously printed.

Ballad of the Bear (Balladen om Bjørnen). Opus 43 (47?). Words by Aage Berntsen. 1923.

Sangbogen Danmark. Published together with Hakon Andersen 1924.
44 – of them 19 new – songs by Carl Nielsen, among them:
'In peace, I lay me down to sleep' ('Jeg lægger mig saa trygt til Ro') and 'Two larks in love have nested' ('Jeg ved en Lærkerede').

Vocalise-Étude (Vocalise-Etude). 1927.     

 
 

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