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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. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

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 

Sound Samples

Jeg er sa glad hver julekveld (arr. P.J. Christiansen)
Af Hoiheden oprunden
Den yndigste rose
Deilig er den himmel bla (arr. P.J. Christiansen)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Ave maris stella (Stilla lyfter dimman)
O makalosa stjarna (arr. O. Ericksson)
Guds Son har gjort mig frie
Ave, maris stella, EG 150 (version for choir): Ave, maris stella (version for choir)
O Jul med din glede (arr. C. Jennings)
In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 197
Ave Maris Stella
Gammal fabodpsalm fran Dalarna (Old Pastoral Hymn from Dalecarlia) (version for organ)
Gloria
Jul, jul stralande jul (Christmas, Radiant Christmas)
Toccata, "Fra himlen hoyt jeg kommer her"
3 Latinska hymner (3 Latin Hymns): No. 3. Ave Maria
Swedish Christmas Medley (after traditional carols)
Sinfonia di chiesa (arr. P. Vretblad)

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