Something Blue (2016)

Ricard Nordraak, Alfred Paulsen, Friedrich August Reissiger, Halfdan Kjerulf, Anon, Valter Aamodt, Edvard Baein, Edvard Grieg, Johan Halvorsen, Paul Okkenhaug, Ludvig Irgens Jensen

Christiania Mannskor

Marius Skjolas

The album contains familiar and unfamiliar works from the golden age of the Norwegian men’s choir movement. Besides well-known songs like the Norwegian National Anthem (“Ja, vi elsker …”), “Norges fjelde” (“Norway’s Mountains”), “Olav Trygvason” and “Naar fjordene blaaner” (“When the Fjords Become Blue”), there are less familiar gems by composers such as Valter Aamodt, Edvard Bræin, Ludvig Irgens Jensen and Paul Okkenhaug. Many of the songs have been recorded for the first time with all the verses in their original versions. This is a reference recording that will contribute to the renewal and revitalization of an extremely important chapter of Norwegian musical history. The men’s choir movement and men’s choir literature is an established part of our common cultural heritage. This new recording by Christiania Mannskor will help to strengthen existing interest.

Today the Norwegian choral singing movement is in the best of health. Choral song is an art form that suits both the musically ambitious and happy music-makers. The movement originated from student singing and began earlier in Norway than in any other Nordic country. One important reason for this was the fact that Norway was the last Nordic country to get a university. The ideas of self-government (the Constitution given in 1814) and a national university (founded in 1811, realized in 1813) went hand in hand. The university became a symbol of freedom. The students were not only part of an academic milieu, but also existed as a group representing a whole free nation.

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Christiania Mannskor

Christiania Mannskor was founded in 2009 and comprises both professional and semi-professional  singers  under  the  leadership  of  conductor Marius Skjølaas. In close association with the country’s leading composers, it is spearheading the effort to revitalize the male choir tradition in Norway. The choir has performed at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner and special occasions arranged by the Norwegian Government and Parliament. “Something New” is the first in a series of four recordings on the LAWO Classics label in which the titles allude to the traditional good-luck rhyme “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”

 

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Something Blue (2016)

Ricard Nordraak, Alfred Paulsen, Friedrich August Reissiger, Halfdan Kjerulf, Anon, Valter Aamodt, Edvard Baein, Edvard Grieg, Johan Halvorsen, Paul Okkenhaug, Ludvig Irgens Jensen

Christiania Mannskor

Cables: Mogami / Canare Quad
Digital Converters: Merging Horus
Editing Software: Pyramix v 10
Mastering Engineer: Thomas Wolden
Microphones: DPA 4006A, Neumann Tlm 170, Schoeps MK2H
Producer: Vegard Landaas
Recording Engineer: Thomas Wolden
Recording location: Ris church, Oslo Norway
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DXD
Speakers: PSI A21

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Sang for Norge (Ja, vi elsker)
Ricard Nordraak
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Naar fjordene blaaner
Alfred Paulsen
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Olav Trygvason
Friedrich August Reissiger
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Norges fjelde
Halfdan Kjerulf
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Brudefaerden i Hardanger
Halfdan Kjerulf
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Norges Skaal
Anon
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No reiser kvelden seg
Valter Aamodt
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Serenade
Edvard Baein
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Halling
Edvard Baein
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Den elskedes n?rhet
Edvard Baein
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Aftenstemning
Edvard Grieg
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Bjorneskytten
Edvard Grieg
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Sangerhilsen
Edvard Grieg
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Impromptu
Johan Halvorsen
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Endnu et streif kun af sol
Johan Halvorsen
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Der skreg en fugl
Johan Halvorsen
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Veslemoy
Paul Okkenhaug
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Voggevise
Paul Okkenhaug
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Jeg l?gger mig sa trygt til ro
Paul Okkenhaug
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Vuggesang
Paul Okkenhaug
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Pa jorden et sted
Ludvig Irgens Jensen
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