• details

    • Order numbers: AM 14-010
      Hal Leonard # 4000044
    • Instrumentation: wind orchestra
    • Duration: 10'35
    • Grade: 4
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Aladdin Suite

Carl Nielsen
 
 

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 (Saul & David and Maskerade) and stage music for sixteen different plays. The stage music for Aladdin was written at the request of Johannes 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

Oriental Festival March is also available in the AMSTEL CLASSICS SERIES in a separate instrumentation for Fanfare Band [AM 15]