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Per Nørgård : Lille Julekantate (Small Christmas Cantata)


Work Notes The three pieces by Per Nørgård - Landscape with shepherds, Small Christmas Cantata and Pastorella (all 2006) – are related works, pastoral music for Christmas, based on Nørgård´s Christmas hymn from 1985 to a Danish poem by Johannes Møllehave: ”Julens glæde – Himmelfalden”(Christmas´ Joy – from Heaven fallen), a hymn integrated in the version Lille Julekantate (Small Christmas Cantata), to be sung by the instrumentalists and/or by the audience, before and after the central pastorale of the piece.


Publisher
Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen
Category Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
2006
Duration 9 Minutes
Orchestration
acn. ensemble, choir
Languages Danish

Programme Note

Per Nørgård: Lille Julekantate (Small Christmas Cantata) – for kor og 5stemmigt harmonikaensemble (2006)


The three pieces by Per Nørgård - Landscape with shepherds, Small Christmas Cantata and Pastorella (all 2006) – are related works, pastoral music for Christmas, based on Nørgård´s Christmas hymn from 1985 to a Danish poem by Johannes Møllehave: ”Julens glæde – Himmelfalden”(Christmas´ Joy – from Heaven fallen), a hymn integrated in the version Lille Julekantate (Small Christmas Cantata), to be sung by the instrumentalists and/or by the audience, before and after the central pastorale of the piece.


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