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Thorvald Aagaard

Thorvald Aagaard (8 June 1877 in Rolsted – 22 March 1937 in Ringe) was a Danish composer, organist and college teacher.

Ringe, Denmark Town in Southern Denmark, Denmark

Ringe is a town with a population of 5,693 on Funen in central Denmark. It is the seat of Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality, and was the seat of the now abolished Ringe municipality. The main office of Rynkeby Foods, a major Danish producer of juice and squash, is located in Ringe.

Denmark constitutional monarchy in Europe

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million.

Composer person who creates music, either by musical notation or oral tradition

A composer is a musician who is an author of music in any form, including vocal music, instrumental music, electronic music, and music which combines multiple forms. A composer may create music in any music genre, including, for example, classical music, musical theatre, blues, folk music, jazz, and popular music. Composers often express their works in a written musical score using musical notation.


He wrote the music to several continually popular songs, such as Spurven sidder stum bag Kvist (Sparrow sits silent behind Kvist) and Jeg ser de bøgelyse Øer (I see the Light Beech Islands). Alongside such composers as Carl Nielsen, Oluf Ring and Thomas Laub, he is considered one of the innovators of Danish popular music.

Carl Nielsen Danish composer

Carl August Nielsen was a Danish musician, conductor and violinist, widely recognized as his country's most prominent composer.

Oluf Ring was a Danish composer.

Thomas Linnemann Laub was a Danish organist and composer.

In memory of Aagaard, a statue was designed by Søren West and erected in Th. Aagaard Square, by Ryslinge's Valgmenighed (Voluntary Congregation), where Aagaard served as organist for several years.


Ryslinge is a town with a population of 1,746 in central Denmark, located in Faaborg-Midtfyn municipality on the island of Funen.




Ring, Frands Johann (1954). Thorvald Aagaard : Mennesket, Musikeren. Odense: Fyns Boghandels Forlag. OCLC 7341914 (dansk)

Balslev, Povl Chr. (2009). Thorvald Aagaard: komponist og musikformidler i den folkelige sangs tjeneste. Odense : Odense Bys Museer. OCLC 476182051 (dansk)

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