This work bears the designation Opus 34.
1. Oriental Festival March – 3:05
2. Aladdin's Dream/Dance of the Morning Mist – 3:10
3. African Negro Dance – 4:20
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Percussion I-II-III, including:
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Snare Drum
None discovered thus far.
The large creative output of the Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) contains six symphonies, chamber music, vocal works and music for the theatre: two operas and stage music for sixteen different plays.
The stage music for Aladdin was written at the request of Jhannes Nielsen, the director of the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. This production was based on the drama Aladdin (1805) by the Danish author Adam Oehlenschläger.
Already before the premiere at the Royal Theatre, Carl Nielsen had adapted some of the music for the concert hall: he conducted the first performance of six of the seven movements of the concert suite on February 6th, 1919. Johan de Meij's transcription for symphonic band contains the following movements: I Oriental Festival March; II Aladdin's Dream / Dance of the Morning Mist ; III African Negro Dance.
- Program Note from score
- Virginia: VI
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Bemidji (Minn.) State University Wind Ensemble (Scott Guidry, conductor) – 24 April 2016
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Aladdin Suite (arr. de Meij) (1919/1995)
- Hanedans (arr. Møller) (1906/1972)
- Inextinguishable, The (1916)
- Masquerade Overture
- Paraphrase on Nearer My God to Thee (tr. Gorder)
- Prelude to Act II of "Maskarade" (arr. Hanna)
- Symphony No. 3 (tr. Snedecor) (1911)
- Nielsen, C.; Meij, J. (1992). Aladdin Suite, [op. 34]. [score]. Amstel Music: Amsterdam.