Vi frie Folk fra Norden, CNW 386 (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 Vi frie Folk fra Norden, CNW 386
Alternative. Title We sov'reign Nordic nation
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CNW 386
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 218
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's March tempo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1908
Librettist Valdemar Rørdam (1872-1946)
Language Danish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation unison voices
Related Works Du frie, danske Tunge, CNW 311
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According to two letters to Thorvald Aagaard, Nielsen composed the song in 1908. On a later occasion, in 1914, Aagaard mentions that it was he who previously had urged Nielsen to compose it. The song was to be used at the Danish Rifle Club's gymnastics display at the 1908 London Olympic Games. In 1914, the melody was re-used with a new text.