Hans Ernst Krøyer

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Hans Ernst Krøyer
Born 31 January 1798
Copenhagen
Died 24 March 1879
Copenhagen
Nationality Denmark
Known for Composer of Der er et yndigt land, the Danish national anthem

Hans Ernst (sometimes Ernest) Krøyer (31 January[1] 1798 – 24 March 1879) was a Danish composer.

Krøyer was born in Copenhagen and the son of Bernt Anker Krøyer and Johanne Margrethe (née Schrøder), as well as the brother of Henrik Nikolai Krøyer.

He is best remembered as the composer of today's Danish national anthem Der er et yndigt land (There is a Lovely Country) in 1835, after lyrics by Adam Oehlenschläger.[2]

He became cantor at the Royal Singers of the Chapel of Christiansborg castle in Copenhagen in 1844.

Krøyer died in Copenhagen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hans Ernst Krøyer" at Denstoredanske.dk
  2. ^ Wulff, Carsten (1996). Denmark. Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ISBN 978-87-87646-70-3