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A Scandinavian Christmas / Sparks, Choral Arts Northwest


Release Date: 09/04/2001 
Label:  Loft Recordings   Catalog #: 1017   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalNiels GadeHenrik OdegaardDavid Dahl,   ... 
Performer:  David DahlLinda StrandbergVernon NicodemusStacey Sunde,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Jeg er sa glad hver julekveld by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Written: Norway 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Norwegian 
Notes: Arranged: P.J. Christiansen
1999 - By 2000 
2.
Af Hoiheden Oprunden by Niels Gade
Performer:  David Dahl (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: 1999 - 2000 
3.
Den Yndigste Rose by Henrik Odegaard
Performer:  Linda Strandberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Written: Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Norwegian 
Notes: 1999 - By 2000 
4.
Deilig er den himmel blaa by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Written: Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Norwegian 
Notes: Arranged: P.J. Christiansen
1999 - By 2000 
5.
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland by David Dahl
Performer:  David Dahl (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Norway 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: 1999 - By 2000 
6.
Latin Hymns (3): Ave maris stella by Bror Samuelsson
Performer:  Vernon Nicodemus (Bass)
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: 1999 - By 2000 
7.
O makalosa stjatna by Harold Sventelius
Performer:  Stacey Sunde ()
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Written: Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Norwegian 
Notes: Arranged: Ola Ericksson
1999 - By 2000 
8.
Guds Son har gjort mig frie by Hans Olay Lien
Performer:  David Dahl (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: 1999 - By 2000 
9.
Ave maris stella, EG 150 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: 1999 - By 2000 
10.
O Yule, Full of Gladness by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Written: Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Norwegian 
Notes: Arranged: Carolyn Jennings
1999 - 2000 
11.
In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 52 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  David Dahl (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: 1999 - 2000 
12.
Ave maris stella by Trond Kverno
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Oslo, Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: 1999 - 2000 
13.
Gloria by Jan Sandström
Performer:  Robert McCaffery-Lent (Tenor), Julie Johnson (Soprano), Kai Nelson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Sweden 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: 1999 - 2000 
14.
Jul, jul stralande jul by Gustaf Nordqvist
Performer:  Julie Johnson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Period: Romantic 
Written: Sweden 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Swedish 
Notes: 1999 - 2000 
15.
Fra himlen hoyt jeg kommer her by Egil Hovland
Performer:  David Dahl (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: 1999 - By 2000 
16.
Ave Maria by Gottfrid Berg
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Period: Romantic 
Written: Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: 1999 - By 2000 
17.
It's Christmas again by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Written: Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Swedish 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley which also includes "Christas Dance,"
"Around the Christmas Tree," and "The Elves' Christmas Eve."
Arranged: Berith Ballard
1999 - By 2000 
18.
Christmas Dance by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Written: Sweden 
Language: Swedish 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley which also includes "It's Christmas again," "Around the Christmas Tree," and "The Elves' Christmas Eve."
Arranged: Berith Ballard
1999 - 2000 
19.
Around the Christmas Tree by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Written: Sweden 
Language: Swedish 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley which also includes "Christmas Dance," "It's Christmas again," and "The Elves' Christmas Eve."
Arranged: Berith Ballard
1999 - 2000 
20.
The Elves' Christmas Eve by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Northwest
Written: Sweden 
Language: Swedish 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley which also includes "Christmas Dance," "Around the Chrismtas Tree" and "It's Christmas again."
Arranged: Berith Ballard
1999 - By 2000 
21.
Sinfonia da chiesa by Johan Helmich Roman
Performer:  David Dahl (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Sweden 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Patrik Vretblad 
22.
Old Swedish Hymn-tune from Dalarna by Oskar Lindberg
Performer:  David Dahl (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936/1950; Sweden 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: 1999 - 2000 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Great choral cuts, organ interludes not so much January 15, 2018 By T. Paul (Juneau, AK) See All My Reviews "I ordered this hoping to hear excellent choral renditions of Scandinavian Christmas songs that are not included in most holiday album collections. I was not disappointed. If this album had only choral works I would give it a rating of 4 or 5. Unfortunately, interspersed every 3 or 4 cuts are organ interludes that are uninspiring, too long, and played with a solemnity that puts a damper on the joy of the season that is expressed in the choral works. I found myself skipping to the next cut every time the organ started. If you like organ pieces without reservation then this would be the album for you. If you can look past the instrumental interruptions you will find much to like in the choral music of this album." Report Abuse
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