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Telegraph Galop

Telegraph Galop
by Hans Christian Lumbye
EnglishTelegraph Galop
Native nameTelegraph-Galop
GenreOrchestral music
Performed11 June 1844 (1844-06-11): Tivoli, Copenhagen
Published1844 (1844):

The Telegraph Galop (Danish_ Telegrafgalopen) is a musical composition by the Danish composer Hans Christian Lumbye (1810–1874) .

It is one of Hans Christian Lumbye's best known and popular works, and together with Lumbye's Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop and Champagne Galop, it was included in the 2006 Danish Culture Canon as a masterpiece of Danish classical music.[1]


The Telegraph Gallop premiered in Tivoli’s Concert Hall on 11 June 1844. It is dedicated, on the printed piano edition of the work, to Tivoli-founder ]Georg Carstensen "with the utmost respect”. The gallop soon became one of Lumbye’s most popular works.[2]


  1. ^ "Telegraph-Galop, 1844, Champagne-Galop, 1845, Kjöbenhavns Jernbane-Damp-Galop, 1847, H.C. Lumbye (1810–1874)" Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine, in Kulturkontacten 20, 2006. (in Danish) Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Telegraph-Galop". edition-s (in Danish). Retrieved 6 May 2024.
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