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Snowflakes - A Classical Christmas


On five previous discs the astonishing tuba player Øystein Baadsvik has demonstrated his incredible versatility as a musician, while at the same time establishing that ‘anything a violin can do, a tuba can do too’, to quote a review in the Daily Telegraph of his first disc on BIS, Tuba Carnival. As Baadsvik writes in his own liner notes to the present disc: 'Every tuba player soon learns to live with people’s “oompah-oompah” prejudices, but rarely have these been challenged more boldly than here. Never before has there been a Christmas record with symphony orchestra, women’s choir and tuba!' The programme consists of lavish arrangements of Baadsvik’s own international and Nordic Christmas favourites. As befits the season, the offering contains a few surprises as well – such as Eatnemen Vuelie, inspired by joik, the traditional singing of the Sami people, and a snowy version of Baadsvik’s own piece Fnugg (‘flakes’), with elements of beat-boxing as well as the sound of the Australian didgeridoo. With the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra lending the music all the variety and uplift that only a large orchestra can provide, and the glittering voices of the Cantus choir adding a festive glow, Baadsvik's tuba carries the day - atmospheric and joyous, tuneful and meditative by turns.
 
Extra material for download
 
 
  Composer: Wade, John Francis
01 O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fidelis) 03:03 $ 0.65 USD
 
 
  Composer: Harline, Leigh
02 When You Wish Upon a Star 03:53 $ 0.83 USD
 
 
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
03 Ave Maria 04:12 $ 0.90 USD
 
 
  Composer: Traditional
04 Ding Dong Merrily on High 03:51 $ 0.82 USD
 
 
  Composer: Fjellheim, Frode
05 Eatnemen Vuelie 03:21 $ 0.72 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tegnér, Alice
06 Betlehems stjärna - Star of Bethlehem 05:27 $ 1.16 USD
 
 
  Composer: Traditional
07 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen 05:00 $ 1.06 USD
 
 
  Composer: Adam, Adolphe
08 O helga natt - Cantique de Noël 04:32 $ 0.97 USD
 
 
  Composer: Nordquist, Gustaf
09 Jul, jul, strålande jul - Christmas, Radiant Christmas 04:55 $ 1.05 USD
 
 
  Composer: Baadsvik, Öystein
10 Snøfnugg - Snowflakes 03:37 $ 0.78 USD
 
 
  Composer: Baadsvik, Anna
11 Fantasi over Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker - Fantasia on My
Heart Forever Roams
02:52 $ 0.62 USD
 
 
  Composer: Hairston, Jester
12 Mary’s Boy Child 02:49 $ 0.61 USD
 
 
  Composer: Liljefors, Ruben
13 När det lider mot jul - Christmas Draws Nigh 03:50 $ 0.83 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lundén-Welden, Staffan
14 St Stephen’s Holiday 06:00 $ 1.28 USD
 
 
  Composer: Gruber, Franz
15 Silent Night - Glade Jul 03:16 $ 0.70 USD
 
 
  Composer: Traditional
16 Deilig er Jorden - Fairest Lord Jesus 02:36 $ 0.65 USD
 
  Album total 65:00
ComposerAdam, Adolphe
Baadsvik, Anna
Baadsvik, Öystein
Fjellheim, Frode
Gruber, Franz
Hairston, Jester
Harline, Leigh
Liljefors, Ruben
Lundén-Welden, Staffan
Nordquist, Gustaf
Schubert, Franz
Tegnér, Alice
Traditional
Wade, John Francis

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