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Candlelight Carols - Jul med Allmänna Sången


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In an attractively mixed programme, Allmänna Sången, one of Sweden's most well-established choirs, takes the listener to that special place – Christmas! Classic Christmas songs such as Silent Night and Hark, the Herald Angels Sing – performed in Swedish, English and Latin – are mixed with less traditional, but no less atmospheric, works by John Rutter, Jean Sibelius and others.
On most of the tracks the choir is supported by musicians from the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, who also performs The Children's Christmas Eve, a charming suite for strings by Niels W. Gade.
Guest artist is Karl-Magnus Fredriksson, one of Sweden's foremost baritones, who joins his impressive voice to the celebrations, for instance in Adolphe Adam's O, Holy Night. Cecilia Rydinger Alin, who has conducted the choir's previous, highly acclaimed releases on BIS, again proves her ability to adapt to different genres: the Renaissance clarity of Hodie Christus natus est; the intimate modernity of Det är en ros utsprungen – Jan Sandström's arrangement of Prætorius' A Spotless Rose; the Romantic splendour of Howell's setting of the same text; and the folk-inspired Innan gryningen ('Before Dawn') by Benny Andersson of ABBA fame. All in all, a sack full of gifts, each one beautifully packaged and full of joy, celebration and wonder.
 
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  Composer: Wennerberg, Gunnar
01 Gören portarna höga (text: Psaltaren 24:7-10) 03:00 $ 0.44 USD
 
 
  Composer: Widéen, Ivar
02 Gläns över sjö och strand (text: Viktor Rydberg) 02:27 $ 0.36 USD
 
 
  Composer: Alfvén, Hugo
03 Julsång (text: Knut Nyblom) 03:08 $ 0.46 USD
 
 
  Composer: Sibelius, Jean
04 Julvisa (Giv mig ej glans) (text: Zacharias Topelius) 03:50 $ 0.56 USD
 
 
  Composer: Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon
05 Hodie Christus natus est 03:00 $ 0.44 USD
 
 
  Composer: Praetorius, Michael
06 Det är en ros utsprungen (text: tysk julsång från
1500-talet)
04:44 $ 0.70 USD
 
 
  Composer: Andersson, Benny
07 Innan gryningen (Text: Ylva Eggehorn) 04:03 $ 0.60 USD
 
 
  Composer: Olsson, Otto
08 Guds son är född (gammal julvisa) 04:33 $ 0.67 USD
 
 
  Composer: Adam, Adolphe
09 O, helga natt (text: P.C. de Roquemaure) 04:54 $ 0.72 USD
 
 
  Composer: Gruber, Franz
10 Stilla natt (text: I. M. Mohr) 03:25 $ 0.50 USD
 
 
  Composer: Gade, Niels W.
  Barnens julafton (Der Kinder Christabend) 09:20
11 I. Die Weihnachts-Glocken 01:07 $ 0.16 USD
12 II. Kind Jesu ward zur Welt gebracht 02:19 $ 0.34 USD
13 III. Der Weinachtsbaum 02:05 $ 0.31 USD
14 IV. Tanz der kleinen Mädchen 02:28 $ 0.36 USD
15 V. Gut Nacht 01:21 $ 0.20 USD
 
 
  Composer: Rutter, John
16 Shepherd´s Pipe Carol 02:52 $ 0.42 USD
 
 
  Composer: Rutter, John
17 Candlelight Carol 03:56 $ 0.58 USD
 
 
  Composer: Howells, Herbert
18 A Spotless Rose (text: tysk julvisa från 1500-talet) 02:59 $ 0.44 USD
 
 
  Composer: Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix
19 Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (text: Charles Wesley) 03:09 $ 0.46 USD
 
  Album total 62:05
ConductorRydinger Alin, Cecilia
OrchestraUppsala Chamber Orchestra
ChoirAllmänna Sången
ComposerAdam, Adolphe
Alfvén, Hugo
Andersson, Benny
Gade, Niels W.
Gruber, Franz
Howells, Herbert
Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix
Olsson, Otto
Praetorius, Michael
Rutter, John
Sibelius, Jean
Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon
Wennerberg, Gunnar
Widéen, Ivar
BaritoneFredriksson, Karl-Magnus

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