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date: 25 August 2019

Tegnér [née Sandström], Alice locked

  • Eva Öhrström

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(b Stockholm, March 12, 1864; d Stockholm, May 26, 1943). Swedish composer and teacher . She trained as a teacher and at the same time studied music, especially composition. She was the originator of the Swedish repertory of children’s songs: her first songbook, Sjung med oss, Mamma!, was published in 1892 and eight further collections appeared during the next 32 years. Most of the songs, as for example Bä, bä vita lamm (‘Baa baa, Black Sheep’), Mors lille Olle (‘Mother’s Little Olle’), and Ekorrn satt i granen (‘The Squirrel Sat in the Fir-Tree’), are well known throughout Sweden, and Betlehems stjärna has become one of the most famous Swedish Christmas songs. Several of the song anthologies edited by her, including Unga röster (‘Young Voices’; 1904), Sjung svenska folk (1905) and Nu ska vi sjunga (‘Now we will Sing’; 1943), have also been widely disseminated throughout the country. Her own cantatas and piano music are no longer performed....

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