Højskolesangbogen of the Danish adult Folk High Schools is a songbook established by Heinrich von Nutzhorn, with a first edition in 1894, and a substantial revised standard edition in 1922.[1]

The recording at Det Kongelige Bibliotek released on Dacapo Records in 2006

12 of the songs were selected as part of the Danish Culture Canon (see article for listing). These 12 songs were freshly recorded under the auspices of Det Kongelige Bibliotek in 2006 by Signe Asmussen, soprano, David Danholt, tenor,[2] and pianist Ulrich Stærk, and released as Fra Højskolesangbogen on the government-funded Dacapo Records label.[3]


  1. ^ Nordisk museologi 1998 "NOTER 1 Højskolesangbogen udkom første gang i 1894, siden i 17 udgaver ... The author starts with an example drawn from the song book used in Danish folk high schools, where the texts of the songs illustrate the great esteem in which cultural traditions are held. There are however considerable inherent ambiguities."
  2. ^ David Danholt (f. 1976) Archived 2013-04-12 at archive.today "Sammen med sopranen Signe Asmussen og pianisten Ulrich Stærk indspillede David Danholt i 2006 cd’en ”Fra Højskolesangbogen” med de 12 højskolesange udvalgt til Kulturkanon 2006."
  3. ^ Fra Højskolesangbogen Dacapo Records (Danish texts and notes only)