Dansk National Sang af Juliane Marie Jessen, G.158 (Gerson, Georg)
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|Work Title||Dansk National Sang af Juliane Marie Jessen|
|Year/Date of Composition||1819 (August 9 to 16)|
|Librettist||Juliane Marie Jessen (1760-1832)|
|Composer Time Period||Classical|
|Instrumentation||voice, piano - arranged for male chorus or wind band or orchestra|
|Extra Information||Jessen's text was the winner of a competition on a new Danish national anthem held in 1818 by the society, 'Selskabet til de skiønne og nyttige Videnskabers Forfremmelse' (The Society for the promotion of the fine and useful arts).
The winner of the subsequent competition for the best tune was Nationalsang by Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse (1774-1842). Gerson's tune may have been among the 24 submitted compositions. At least its settings adhere more or less to the competition conditions: a score for grand orchestra, a score for a military wind orchestra, and a score for 3-4 singers with piano accompaniment. Further studies in the archive of the society are required. See Jørgen Poul Erichsen, Den kronede danske nationalsang fra 1819 og hvad deraf fulgte, en litterær pennefejde med et musikalsk efterspil in'Fund og Forskning', vol. 22, 1976.
Tagged as a song, not a national anthem, because the official national anthems of Denmark (there are 2) both seem to have different words, so it does not seem that the winning anthem was ever used as an official anthem.