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29 Smaa Praeludier, Op. 51; To Efterladte Praeludier

By Carl August Nielsen

Composed by Carl August Nielsen (1865-1931). Preludes; Original Works. Post-Romantic, 20th Century, Scandinavian. Score. Composed 1929. Published by Masters Music Publications Inc. (MT.M1469-SC).

Item Number: MT.M1469-SC

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  • 5

    Peter Ballinger
    Albany, California
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  • August 28, 2007 Carl Nielsen's Last Compostions

    Masters Music Publications, Inc. has reprinted these pieces, adding two additional preludes omitted from the original edition. Nielsen's idiomatic, tuneful vocal style appears in most of these pieces. Metronome marks are slow, approximate and depend on the instrument and on [the acoustics] of the room. These pieces are not...

    difficult technically, and are all playable on a manual organ; they display Nielsen's characteristic harmonic style, sometimes wry, sometimes astringent, nearly always delightfully unexpected. A number of minor errors have not been corrected: a missing tie in I, 6-7; a dot after half note in VI, 4; a mistake MM for VIII: probably eighth = 104, not quarter. 3 dots missing in IX, 10-11 after quarters, and after halves in XX, 2 [probably]. Missing sharp before f in XVIII, 11. Unfortunately the opus number (51) appears as "59" on the cover. I recommend these pieces to organists for their own enjoyment, and as useful, short pieces, for church use.

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