Jeg gik i marken og vogtede får, CNW 327 (Nielsen, Carl)


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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Haugen
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series III, No.5
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
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General Information

Work Title Jeg gik i marken og vogtede får
Alternative. Title Out in the fields I was watching the sheep
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 327
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Lyst og let
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1928
Librettist Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

Nielsen composed the melody on request by the organist Johannes Hansen. According to Nielsen's diary, the song was finished on 2 April 1928. In a letter to Thorvald Aagaard, he argued that it should be included in the forthcoming edition of Folkehøjskolens Melodibog.