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Songs of Denmark Sange for Danskere

Soft cover book measures
8 1/2" by 11" with a special binding that lays flat for the piano.

Pricing (shown in USD):

Songbook with CD   $34.95
CD $10.00
Lyric Book with CD $15.00
Lyric Book $10.00

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Songs to Live By: Music That Nourishes the Human Spirit

A book celebrating the Danish American heritage of music, compiled by Joy Ibsen, with photographs by Sisse Brimberg.

The author, Joy Ibsen,, is available for lectures on subjects relating to Danish Culture.

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"Joy: The book is beautiful, inspiring and over-the-top.  Nice job!  The pictures are fantastic."
Mark Nussle - Palos Heights, Illinois

"The book is a true collection of Danish traditional songs! As a native of Denmark I am transported to long gone memories of those songs each time I listen."
Solvejg Wills - East Stroudsburg, PA

"We all thought the book priceless. Now my copy came today and I have had time to read what you wrote in the beginning and end of the book. What you said was perfect… What an accomplishment."
Karla Tinklenberg - Sunburg, Minnesota

"Your songbook arrived. I have marveled at the fine translations and enjoyed the excellent photography."
Borge M Christensen - Tucson, Arizona

Songs of Denmark Sange for Danskere is a new music collection featuring beautiful songs, sung for generations by Danish Americans. These songs convey the art of living vibrantly. All who love Scandinavian music will love this book!

Songs to Live By includes:

  • 112 pages with 48 songs
  • Songs for Christmas, Children, Morning & Evening, plus hymns, traditional music and folk songs
  • Lyrics in both Danish and English
  • Piano scores with guitar chords
  • 42 gorgeous full-color photographs of Denmark by National Geographic photographer, Sisse Brimberg
  • A capsulized vision of The Future of Grundtvigianism
  • Audio CD with selections from all songs, performed by the Grand View College Kantorei and baritone soloist, Karl Christensen

One-of-a-Kind Songbook:

  • Authentic versions of several songs unique to this collection
  • English and Danish lyrics side-by-side
  • Art photos of Denmark complementing Danish American music

“In many of these songs there is found the philosophy of a rich folk life, the religious aspiration of a spiritually attuned people, the loves and sorrows of mankind. They are born anew as they become meaningful and vital channels of release and expression for current cultural living.”

From the 1958 edition of A World of Song, recounted in the new songbook's introduction by Kent Henning, President of Grand View College


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