kimer nu til jule fest - 1811 (The
Bells are Chiming for the Christmas festival) is one
of the most popular Christmas songs in Denmark and was written
in 1811 by the Danish national legend - Lutheran pastor
and hymn-writer N.S.F. Grundtvig - who
also was a very active philosopher - historian - teacher
and politician. N.S.F Grundtvig wrote more than
250 hymns and was the founder of the "Folkehøjskole"
- Folks High School - in 1844 and is followers
called Grundtvigians was very influential in the formulation
of modern Danish national consciousness. N.F.S. Grundtvig
was born in 1783 and died at the age of
88 - in 1872.
The above hymn is a must of songs that is chosen for singing
in church during the Christmas Eve Services in Denmark.
The video presents DR Choirs &
Sankt Annæ Symfoniorkester performing very
Danish Christmas Carol
kimer nu til julefest.