- Hagbarth og Signe, incidental music, FS 57: No. 5 Dance of the Handmaidens
- Kantate til Lorens Frølich Festival (Cantata for the Lorens Frølich Festival), for chorus & orchestra, FS 26
First released in 1975 on Decca's Ace of Diamonds label, John McCabe's performances of Carl Nielsen's piano music were reissued in 2015 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, though this Somm release also marked the passing of the pianist earlier in the year. The keyboard music easily fits on two CDs, and because it is such a small part of Nielsen's output, which is dominated by the three concertos and the six symphonies, as well as the opera "Maskarade," it's easy to see how they have been a niche interest, which they certainly were when McCabe made this recording. Since then, several other pianists have added them to their repertoire, so they are much better known now, but McCabe's recordings have lost none of their freshness and appeal. Highpoints of this double CD are the "Symphonic Suite," a robust work that is the closest Nielsen came to composing a piano sonata, and the "Humoreske-Bagatelles," which are among his most engaging and delightful pieces in any genre.