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date: 19 February 2020

Andersson, Nilslocked

  • Kathleen Dale
  • , revised by Malcolm Turner


(b Hofterup, Malmöhus län, July 29, 1864; d Lund, March 31, 1921). Swedish collector of folk music. He took degrees in philosophy and law at the University of Lund, in which town he held a succession of legal and official appointments. His principal interest outside his professional work was folk music, and it was on his initiative that the Folkmusikkommissionen was formed in 1908. He made a notable collection of some 12,000 melodies (songs, dances, wedding marches and herdsman’s calls) which were later edited and published by Olof Andersson as Svenska låtar (Stockholm, 1922–40/R).

N. Andersson ‘Folkmusīk’, Teckningar och toner ur skånska allmogens lif [Sketches and melodies from old Skånian farming communities] (Lund, 1889) Musiken i skåne [Skånian music] (Stockholm, 1895) Skånska melodier (Stockholm, 1895–1916) T. Norlind: ‘Stadsnotarie Nils Andersson och den svenska folkmusiken’, Ur nutidens musikliv, 1 (1921), 91–5 O. Andersson...

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