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Music scores of all Carl Nielsen's works are available for free download below. Also find introductions to his works and see what manuscript and printed sources are extant. Printed scores and parts may be purchased from Edition Wilhelm Hansen.

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I/1-3 Masquerade   Buy score (DA/EN) /
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I/4-5 Saul and David   Buy score (DA/EN) /
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I/6 Incidental Music 1:
Music for Andreas Munch's play An Evening at Giske
Music for Holger Drachmann's melodrama Snefrid
Song for Helge Rode's play The Fights in Stefan Borg's House
Song for Gustav Wied's and Jens Petersen's play Atalanta
Music for Lauritz Christian Nielsen's play Willemoes
Music for Otto Benzon's play Parents
Music for Ludvig Holstein's play Tove
Music for Jeppe Aakjær's play The Wolf's Son
Music for Adam Oehlenschläger's play Hagbarth and Signe
Music for Adam Oehlenschläger's Midsummer Eve Play
Music for Einar Christiansen's play Native Land
Music for Helge Rode's prologue Shakespeare
Ballad for Jóhann Sigurjónsson's play The Liar
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I/7 Sir Oluf He Rides - Download Buy
I/8 Aladdin Download Buy score
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I/9 Incidental Music 2:
The Mother; Songs for Einar Christiansen's play Cosmus
Music for Hans Hartvig Seedorff Pedersen's Homage to Holberg
Music for Harald Bergstedt's open-air play Ebbe Skammelsen
Song for Vilhelm from Bartrumsen's play From Rold to Rebild
Music for Sophus Michaëlis' Cupid and the Poet
Music for A Grundtvig Easter Evening
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II/1 Symphony No. 1, Opus 7 Download Buy score /
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II/2 Symphony No. 2, Opus 16, The Four Temperaments Download Buy score /
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II/3 Symphony No. 3, Opus 27, Espansiva
Supplement: Description of Leipzig manuscript
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II/4 Symphony No. 4, Opus 29, The Inextinguishable Download Buy score /
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II/5 Symphony No. 5, Opus 50 Download Buy score /
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II/6 Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice Download Buy score /
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II/7 Orchestral Works 1: Download Buy volume /
Andante tranquillo e Scherzo Download Buy offprint /
Suite for String Orchestra, Op. 1 Download Buy offprint /
Symphonic Rhapsody Download Buy offprint /
"Helios" Ouverture, Op.17 Download Buy offprint /
II/8 Orchestral Works 2:
Saga Dream, Op.39
At the Bier of a Young Artist for string orchestra, Andante lamentoso
Nearer My God to Thee - paraphrase for wind band
Pan and Syrinx, Op.49 - Pastoral scene for orchestra
Rhapsody Overture - An Imaginary Journey to the Faroe Islands
Bohemian-Danish Folk Songs - Paraphrase for string orchestra
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II/9 Concertos: Download Buy volume
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 57 Download Buy offprint /
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Concerto for Flute and Orchestra Download Buy offprint /
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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 33   Buy offprint /
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II/10 Chamber Music 1:
Prelude, Theme and Variations for Solo Violin, Op.48
Preludio e Presto for Solo Violin, Op. 52
Quartet for Two Violins, Viola and Cello in G Minor, Op.13
Quartet for Two Violins, Viola and Cello in F Minor, Op.5
Quartet for Two Violins, Viola and Cello in E Flat Major, Op.14
Quartet for Two Violins, Viola and Cello in F Major, Op. 44
Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Cello
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II/11 Chamber Music 2:
Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, Op.9
Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano, Op.35
Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and Piano, Op.2
Canto Serioso
Serenata in vano
Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, and Bassoon, Op.43
Three Pieces for Langeleik; Allegretto for two Recorders
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II/12 Piano and Organ Works
Supplement to Suite, Op. 45: Description of Leipzig manuscript
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III/1 Cantatas 1:
Hymnus Amoris, Op.12
Sleep, Op.18
Springtime on Funen, Op.42
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III/2 Cantatas 2:
Cantata for the Lorenz Frøhlich celebration
Cantata for the inauguration of the Student Union building
Cantata for the annual University Commemoration, Op.24
Cantata for the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the storming of Copenhagen
Cantata for the opening ceremony of the National Exhibition in Aarhus 1909
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III/3 Cantatas 3:
Franz Neruda in Memoriam
Hymn for the Commemoration of the Niels W. Gade Centenary
Cantata for the Centenary of The Chamber of Commerce
Cantata for the Centenary of The Polytechnic College
Hymn to Art
Cantata for the Fiftieth Anniversary of The Society for the Education of Young Merchants
Poetry in Song and Music for the Inauguration of the Public Swimming Baths
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Text volume including preface, critical commentary and singable translations Download Buy
IV/1 Juvenilia et Addenda Download Buy