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AHNFELT (Ahnfelt 55311)

AHNFELT (Ahnfelt 55311)

Composer: Oskar Ahnfelt
Published in 10 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Composer: Oskar Ahnfelt

Oscar Ahnfelt (1813 -1882) was a Swedish singer and composer. He wrote the music for many of Lina Sandell’s hymns. A pietist, he raised some concern in the State-church, but his music was apparently so popular, King Karl XV gave him permission to play and sing in both of his kingdoms. Ahnfelt’s music has spread throughout the world; two of his best-known songs are “Children of the Heavenly Father” and “Day by Day.” Laura de Jong Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: AHNFELT (Ahnfelt 55311)
Composer: Oskar Ahnfelt
Incipit: 55311 53323 11176
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Free Harmonizations of Hymn Tunes: Volume II
    Composer/Editor D. DeWitt Wasson
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1986) pp. 14

Piano Solo

  • The Church Pianist Volume 32 Number 1 September October 2015: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; R. Kevin Boesiger
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 32


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Ambassador Hymnal #627


Small Church Music #6943

Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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