Carl Christian Nicolaj Balle

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Carl Christian Nicolaj Balle (1806–1855) was a Danish composer and editor of church music; he is noted for his Christmas compositions, including the hymn tune "Det kimer nu til julefest".[1] He was born in Copenhagen, and served as a pastor in Vesterbølle and Nebsager.[2]


  1. ^ Evangelical Lutheral Worship. Augsburg Fortress. 2011. pp. #298. ISBN 978-0-8066-7024-9.
  2. ^ Stulken, Marilyn Kay (1981). Hymnal Companion to the Lutheran Book of Worship. Fortress Press. p. 165. ISBN 0-8006-0300-1.