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Femina moderna - music for mixed choir

Allmänna Sången began its existence as a male-voice choir affiliated to the University of Uppsala in 1830, but was reformed as a mixed choir in 1963. Ever since, the choir has expanded its repertoire and stylistic range, often surprising audiences with its unconventional approach to familiar works and with collaborations across genres. Previous releases on BIS bear this out, for instance Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in a rarely recorded chamber version, or Resonances – a programme of Swedish choral classics, contemporary works and folk music, in which the choir engages with the jazz pianist Anders Widmark. On Femina moderna, the choir and its conductor Maria Goundorina present a programme with recent works by Swedish and international women composers: no less than ten of the thirteen works included were written in 2000 or later. Most recent is Anna-Karin Klockar's Speeches which in 2016 won first prize in a competition for women composers arranged by the choir. The competition, the Allmänna Sången & Anders Wall Composition Award, was first held in 2014 in celebration of the choir's 50th anniversary as a mixed choir, and the winning work on that occasion, Sandskrift by Maria Löfberg, is also included on this disc, along with pieces by composers such as Lera Auerbach and Libby Larsen (U.S.A.), Cecilia McDowall (UK), Galina Grigorjeva (Estonia) and Nana Forte (Slovenia).
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Larsen, Libby
  Songs of Youth and Pleasure 10:41
01 I. Song for a dance 02:09 $ 0.52 USD
02 II. Pluck the fruit and taste the pleasure 01:28 $ 0.35 USD
03 III. Kisses 03:15 $ 0.78 USD
04 IV. Hey Nonny No! 03:49 $ 0.92 USD
  Composer: Klockar, Anna-Karin
  Speeches 09:10
05 I. The Rights of Woman 02:32 $ 0.61 USD
06 II. Surrender Speech 03:05 $ 0.74 USD
07 III.The Best Friend 03:33 $ 0.85 USD
  Composer: Tarrodi, Andrea
08 Lume 06:09 $ 1.48 USD
  Composer: Auerbach, Lera
09 Lullaby 04:13 $ 1.01 USD
  Composer: Cederberg-Orreteg, Anna
10 Jordnära 02:45 $ 0.66 USD
  Composer: McDowall, Cecilia
11 Regina cæli 02:45 $ 0.66 USD
  Composer: Monnakgotla, Tebogo
12 Apelsinen har mognat 03:13 $ 0.77 USD
  Composer: Forte, Nana
13 Libera me 05:58 $ 1.43 USD
  Composer: Grigorjeva, Galina
14 In paradisum 02:46 $ 0.66 USD
  Composer: Lofberg, Maria
15 Sandskrift 07:08 $ 1.71 USD
  Composer: Rehnqvist, Karin
16 Tilt, drama för kör 08:42 $ 2.09 USD
  Composer: Rosenberg, Susanne
17 Pust 04:58 $ 1.19 USD
  Composer: Lindsjö, Clara
18 The Find 04:50 $ 1.16 USD
  Album total 75:53
ConductorGoundorina, Maria
ChoirAllmänna Sången
ComposerAuerbach, Lera
Cederberg-Orreteg, Anna
Forte, Nana
Grigorjeva, Galina
Klockar, Anna-Karin
Larsen, Libby
Lindsjö, Clara
Lofberg, Maria
McDowall, Cecilia
Monnakgotla, Tebogo
Rehnqvist, Karin
Rosenberg, Susanne
Tarrodi, Andrea

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