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Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Horn, Trumpet and Euphonium (Messerschmidt)
||Ind under Jul, hvor er det trist
||Nigh to Noël, how very sad
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||Jonas Lie (1833-1908)
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Early 20th century
The melody was composed as part of Nielsen's contribution to Nye Melodier til Johan Borups Dansk Sangbog. The idea of setting music to the text apparently came from Johan Borup, and Nielsen received the request through Adolf Riis-Magnussen, the editor of the songbook.