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Sounds of Sund

Among choristers around the world, Robert Sund is a household name both as conductor and as arranger for choirs of all kinds. His arrangements are instantly recognizable, as they display his familiarity with a number of musical styles as well as an often quirky sense of humour - it's very rare to find a Sund arrangement without a sting in its tail! This applies in particular to the arrangements that he has been making over the years for Orphei Drängar, the famous Swedish male voice choir also known as 'OD'. Starting in the ranks of the second basses in 1965, Sund soon became assistant conductor, under the legendary Eric Ericson. Working in tandem with Ericson for a long time, Sund was named OD's principal conductor in 1991. Throughout this long collaboration Sund has been supplying the choir with arrangements, often for use at the traditional Christmas concerts - the Caprices - or written in order to amuse and please the audiences on the choir's many international tours. La Cucaracha, for instance, was a big hit during the 1992 tour to Mexico - in the form of a virtuoso number with complex part-singing, its lengthy introduction served as a smoke screen for the audience.

Many of the arrangements include instruments - jazz trio, piano etc - and often a solo part, as in the case of La vie en rose, originally performed by Barbara Hendricks and on the present disc sung by Jeanette Köhn. Another collaborator of OD's has been the baritone Peter Mattei. A frequent guest at the great international opera houses, he here lends his glowing voice to a different repertoire, joining the choir in the Londonderry Air as well as in some of Sweden's most well-loved popular songs. But the main performers on this release are definitely Robert Sund and Orphei Drängar - described in Choir & Organ as 'a tremendous choir, with superb technique and an immense, expressive range', qualities which they display to the highest degree on this most varied disc.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Taube, Evert
01 Fragancia 03:46 $ 0.79 USD
  Composer: Taube, Evert
02 Vals i Valparaiso 02:56 $ 0.62 USD
  Composer: Adolphson, Olle
03 Nu har jag fått den jag vill ha 03:08 $ 0.66 USD
  Composer: Sund, Robert
04 Nu är det gott att leva 03:33 $ 0.75 USD
  Composer: Traditional
05 Per Spelman 02:49 $ 0.59 USD
  Composer: Louiguy
06 La vie en rose 04:07 $ 0.86 USD
  Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
07 La Muerte del Angel 03:03 $ 0.64 USD
  Composer: Traditional
08 La Cucaracha 02:42 $ 0.57 USD
  Composer: Traditional
09 Blow the Wind Southerly 04:06 $ 0.86 USD
  Composer: Traditional
10 Londonderry Air 03:27 $ 0.72 USD
  Composer: Traditional
11 The Drunken Sailor 02:08 $ 0.45 USD
  Composer: Sherwin, Manning
12 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square 04:57 $ 1.04 USD
  Composer: Ellington, Duke
13 Sophisticated Lady 02:47 $ 0.58 USD
  Composer: Ramel, Povel
14 The Gräsänkling Blues 05:15 $ 1.10 USD
  Composer: Sjöberg, Birger
15 Aftontankar vid Fridas ruta 02:42 $ 0.57 USD
  Composer: Sund, Robert
  Fyra sånger för manskör 05:04
16 Langt bort i väla 01:13 $ 0.26 USD
17 Som förut 00:41 $ 0.14 USD
18 Hos Halvars 01:42 $ 0.36 USD
19 Långt från by 01:28 $ 0.31 USD
  Composer: Traditional
20 Som stjärnan uppå himmelen 03:33 $ 0.75 USD
  Composer: Scholander, Sven
21 Helgdagskväll i timmerkojan 03:47 $ 0.79 USD
  Composer: Bellman, Carl Michael
22 Joakim uti Babylon 02:30 $ 0.53 USD
  Composer: Bellman, Carl Michael
23 Träd fram du nattens gud 03:11 $ 0.67 USD
  Album total 72:39
ChoirOrphei Drängar
ComposerAdolphson, Olle
Bellman, Carl Michael
Ellington, Duke
Piazzolla, Astor
Ramel, Povel
Scholander, Sven
Sherwin, Manning
Sjöberg, Birger
Sund, Robert
Taube, Evert
PianoAlin, Folke
Simonsson, Lennart
ConductorSund, Robert
BaritoneMattei, Peter
Double bassJohansson, Per V
SopranoKöhn, Jeanette
TenorParkman, Stefan
EnsembleTrio X
SingerJanson, Claes
PercussionÅstrand, Anders
AccordionGustafsson, Carl-Lennart
ClarinetLidström, Lars-Erik

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