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KIRKEN DEN ER ET

Composer: Ludvig Mathias Lindeman

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Tune Information

Composer: Ludvig Mathias Lindeman (1840)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7
Incipit: 11531 34556 75342
Key: c minor
Source: Christelige Psalmer, by W. A. Wexel (Oslo, Norway: 1840)
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Composed for this text by Ludwig M. Lindeman (b. Trondheim, Norway, 1812; d. Oslo, Norway, 1887), KIRKEN was published in Wilhelm A. Wexel's Christelige Psalmer (1840). A bar form (AAB) tune in the Dorian mode, it is a suitably rugged, folk-like tune for this text, with a satisfying climax in line 6. Sing in harmony throughout and support with energetic accompaniment. KIRKEN (also called LINDEMAN) was the first hymn tune Lindeman wrote. Born into a family of musicians, Lindeman received his early organ training from his father, for whom he became a substitute organist at the age of twelve. Although he studied theology in Oslo (then called Christiana), after 1839 he turned to a career in music. He was the organist of the Church of the Savior in Oslo (1839-1887) and became a virtuoso performer. In 1871 he was invited to come to London to give inaugural recitals on the new organ in Albert Hall. Lindeman published hymn collections and organ works as well as the influential Koralbog (1877), which contained tunes (restored to rhythmic shape) for Landstad's hymnal of 1869. He was also an excellent teacher and founded an organ school (later the Oslo Conservatory) with his son in 1883. A scholarly collector of Norwegian folk music, Lindeman traveled the country collecting folk songs, which he published in a series of volumes (1853-1867) and which influenced the works of composer Edvard Grieg. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #235
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #689
Text: Built on the Rock
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1362
Text: Eternity! Eternity!
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #503
Text: Built on the Rock
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)

Instances

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #211

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Hymnal #309

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People #487

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Hymns to the Living God #292

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Lutheran Service Book #645

Lutheran Worship #291

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Moravian Book of Worship #512

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #320

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #503

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Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #347

Sing Joyfully #114

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Small Church Music #1763

The Covenant Hymnal #595

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The Cyber Hymnal #689

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The Cyber Hymnal #1362

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The New English Hymnal #170b

The Worshiping Church #705

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #351

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TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #103

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Worship and Song #3147

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