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Label: haenssler CLASSIC

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Artist: Jugendkonzertchor der Chorakademie Dortmund & Felix Heitmann, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln & Stefan Parkman

Composer: Ola Gjeilo (1978), Jan Sandström, Marten Jansson (1965), Knut Nystedt (1915-2014), Per Nörgard (1932), Jörgen Jersild, Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016)

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  • Jan Håkan Åberg (1916 - 2012):
  • 1Åberg: I himmelen, i himmelen03:46
  • Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978):
  • 2Gjeilo: Ubi caritas04:02
  • Waldemar Åhlén (1894 - 1982):
  • 3Åhlén: Sommarpsalm03:01
  • Mårten Jansson (b. 1965):
  • 4Jansson: Stillae06:51
  • Håkan Parkman (1955 - 1988):
  • 5Parkman: Till Österland (Arr. H. Parkman for Soprano & Choir)03:03
  • Mårten Jansson:
  • 6Jansson: Maria IV (Here Is Thy Heaven)05:14
  • Jan Sandström (b. 1954):
  • 7Sandström: Sanctus (Version for Mixed Choir)04:11
  • Knut Nystedt (1915 - 2014):
  • 8Nystedt: Immortal Bach, Op. 153 (After Bach's BWV 478)05:44
  • Jan Sandström:
  • 9Sandström: Biegga luohte05:10
  • Per Nørgård (b. 1932):
  • 10Nørgård: Gaudet mater01:21
  • Jørgen Jersild (1913 - 2004):
  • 11Jersild: 3 Romantic Chorus Songs: No. 1, Min yndlingsdal03:56
  • Per Nørgård:
  • 12Nørgård: Flos ut rosa floruit (Version for Mixed Choir)03:13
  • Nils Lindberg (b. 1933):
  • 13Lindberg: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day02:58
  • Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (b. 1963):
  • 14Mäntyjärvi: Canticum calamitatis maritimae11:15
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928 - 2016):
  • 15Rautavaara: Die erste Elegie08:49
  • Total Runtime01:12:34

Info for Nordic Choral Music

Sagas, myths, vast realms. Snow-capped mountains, dark forests and an overarching stillness and peace. The cultures of Scandinavia have always exerted a huge fascination over people. Scandinavian music is often purported to possess a mystical and “typically Nordic” sound, and even if such a causal association cannot be applied in too much of a sweeping generalization, there are nevertheless frequently recurring characteristics: in particular, in the post-war generation there developed in Scandinavian choral music a strong orientation towards folk music and folk songs; choral singing became a significant medium of expression in middle-class music circles. The important relationship between human beings and Nature – as a result of the strong influence in Scandinavia of the changing seasons on people’s everyday lives – along with fundamental questions about life and death were ever-present topics in those countries’ choral music. Using modern-day musical resources, many works emerged in vernacular style and the boundaries between the art song and the folk song became blurred. Contemporary trends developed swiftly, the human voice was deployed in far more diverse ways than ever before: speaking, screaming, clucking, whistling and so on all took on equal weight within Scandinavian choral music together with improvisation and the use of empty syllables. Novel sounds and unusual scores were soon setting the tone and new standards on the Scandinavian choral scene began leading to a continual professionalisation that was to make waves across all of Europe.

WDR Rundfunkchor Köln
Stefan Parkman, direction
Jugendkonzertchor der Chorakademie Dortmund
Felix Heitmann, direction

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Booklet for Nordic Choral Music

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