Guds Fred er mer end Englevagt, CNW 393 (Nielsen, Carl)

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Editor Niels Bo Foltmann
Peter Haugen
Elly Bruunshuus Petersen
Kirsten Flensborg Petersen
Publisher. Info. Vaerker, Series III, No.6
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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Work Title Guds Fred er mer end Englevagt, CNW 393
Alternative. Title God's peace is more than angel guard
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 393
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 82
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 [no tempo]
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914–19
Librettist Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation unison voices
Related Works No. 19 from Hymns and Sacred Songs same text with a different melody
External Links Nielsen catalogue

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The melody survives as a fragmentary sketch only. It was probably composed during the period 1914–19, when Nielsen was working on Salmer og aandelige Sange. Another melody using the same text was included in the collection (CNW 171). It has not been possible to determine which of the two settings is the earliest.