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Aladdin Suite

From Wind Repertory Project
Carl Nielsen

Carl Nielsen (arr. Johan de Meij)


This work bears the designation Opus 34.


General Info

Year: 1919 / 1995
Duration: c. 10:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $178.00   |   Score Only (print) - $23.00


Movements

1. Oriental Festival March – 3:05
2. Aladdin's Dream/Dance of the Morning Mist – 3:10
3. African Negro Dance – 4:20


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
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
Cornets I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

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


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Virginia: VI


Performances

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


Resources

  • Nielsen, C.; Meij, J. (1992). Aladdin Suite, [op. 34]. [score]. Amstel Music: Amsterdam.