He was a Norwegian composer and organist. He is most noted for compiling Norwegian folk music in his work Ældre og nyere norske Fjeldmelodier.∼Norwegian Musician and Composer. He was a contributor to Jørgen Moe's song and folk-ballad collection, "Samling af Sange, Folkeviser og Stev i norske Alumuedialekter" (1840). The following year, he published his own selection of Norwegian folk melodies, "Norske Fjeldmelodier harmonisk bearbeidede for Pianoforte" (1841). In 1848, he applied for a university grant to support a trip in the hill country in order to recorded folk melodies. Later he made two collecting trips, in 1851 and 1864. The first trip was to Telemark, Hardanger, Bergen and Hallingdal and the last to Lillehammer. In all, he collected about 3,000 melodies and lyrics. He published "Ældre og nyere norske Fjeldmelodier" (Earlier and More Recent Norwegian Mountain Melodies) in twelve-volumes during 1853 to 1863. This first edition contained 540 melodies, but Lindeman supplemented the corpus with "Halvhundrede norske Fjeldmelodier" (Fifty Norwegian Mountain Melodies) (1862). In 1870 he was appointed Knight of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav and between 1871 and 1875, he published "Melodier til Landstads Salmebog", containing music for use within the Church of Norway. In 1873, he was invited to write music for the coronation in Trondheim of King Oscar II of Sweden and Queen Sophie. In 1876, he wrote a cantata for the inauguration of Bygdøy chapel and in 1883, together with his son Peter, he started the Organist School in Oslo. He died at the age of 74. In 1912, a bust of Lindeman was erected at the Oslo Cathedral.
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