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Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Horn, Trumpet and Euphonium (Messerschmidt)
||Det danske Brød paa Sletten gror
||The Danish bread, it grows on plains
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
||1 [no tempo]
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1924-1-31 in Hjørring, Hjørring Musikforening
||Jeppe Aakjær (1866-1930)
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
The song was commissioned in 1920 so that it could appear in a publication celebrating Borups Højskole. Nielsen also included it in his own collection Tyve folkelige Melodier. According to a letter to Thorvald Aagaard, he finished the melody in July 1921.