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. Vaerker, Series III, No.5
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Kongelige Bibliotek, 2009.
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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
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICN 102
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
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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.