Cover Ode & Ballade

Album info



Label: Leaf Music

Genre: Folk

Subgenre: Traditional Folk

Artist: Skye Consort & Emma Björling

Composer: Eric Sahlström (1912-1986)

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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FLAC 96 $ 14.50
  • 1Jungfrun03:28
  • 2Un ivrogne à table / The Foxhunter's Jig03:48
  • 3Av hjärtat jag dig älskar02:55
  • 4The Shetland Set05:15
  • 5Little Jig / Ode tilll våren03:40
  • 6Vid Stormyren04:09
  • 7She's the Swedish04:00
  • 8Sam Hall04:13
  • 9En annan polska04:23
  • 10Offersång / Offer rocker04:47
  • 11Blow the Windy Morning03:16
  • 12Hot dis Schottis02:39
  • 13Les Tristes Noces03:59
  • 14I skogens djupa stilla ro02:22
  • Total Runtime52:54

Info for Ode & Ballade

These two words have meanings in all three languages in which we sing: poem, song, tale, enjoyment, dedication, rhyme, sonnet, storytelling, folly, serenade, education, verse, legend, festivities, chant, and dance. The songs on this album reflect these sentiments. They contain stories of medieval saints and sacred wells, fair maidens outsmarting presumptuous knights, beautiful or boisterous drinking songs, thieves meeting their fate, heartbreaking love songs, groovy dance tunes, and celebrations of the return of the Spring.

Skye Consort
Emma Björling, lead voice, percussion & shruti box

Skye Consort
was formed in 1999 and since then has toured and participated in chamber music festivals across eastern Canada. The group’s original goal was to bring an art-music aesthetic to the folk genre, but for this project the pendulum has swung the other way, and the musicians give art music and some old folk music a fully modern treatment. Skye Consort plays this collection of songs and dances without regard for historical or musicological constraints,instead bringing the music to life for modern ears. These are festive songs played festively, love songs played romantically, and drinking songs played drunkenly.

Booklet for Ode & Ballade

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