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Sheet Music: Der er et yndigt land

TitleDer er et yndigt land
Alternate titlesNational anthem of Denmark
There is a Lovely Country
ComposerHans Ernst Krøyer (1798–1879)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeC#5–D6
Time signature4/4
Tempo92 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (45 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (1 kB) MP3 (344 kB)
Date added2012-03-25
Last updated2012-03-25
CategoriesNational anthems, Patriotic

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Sunday 25 March 2012

Tune of the Day: Der er et yndigt land

National anthem of Denmark

“Der er et yndigt land” (“There is a lovely country”) is the national anthem of Denmark. The lyrics were written in 1819 by Adam Oehlenschläger and bore the Latin motto Ille terrarum mihi praeter omnes angulus ridet (Horace: “This corner of the earth smiles for me more than any other”). The music was composed in 1835 by Hans Ernst Krøyer. Later, Thomas Laub and Carl Nielsen each composed alternative melodies, but neither of them has gained widespread adoption, and today they are mostly unknown to the general population.

Thanks to Finn for suggesting this tune!