Pan og Syrinx, Op.49 (Nielsen, Carl)

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PDF typeset by New Notations
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Editor Peter Hauge
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series II, No.8
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2001.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
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General Information

Work Title Pan og Syrinx
Alternative. Title Pan and Syrinx / Pastoral Scene for Orchestra / Naturscene for Orkester
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.49
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1918
First Performance. 1918
First Publication. 1926
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra
2 flutes (3nd also piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd also English horn), 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), timpani, snare drum, cymbals, bass drum, triangle, raganella (cog rattle), glockenspiel, xylophone, strings
External Links Wikipedia article ; Nielsen catalogue


Misc. Comments

Nielsen probably conceived the idea for Pan og Syrinx in autumn 1917. During December 1917 and January 1918, he was busy conducting concerts and therefore did not have time to work more specifically on the idea. The composition was to be performed at a symphonic concert on 11 February, and the sources reveal that Nielsen was in a hurry to get the new work ready on time.