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Dreams & Landscapes / Holten, Jensen, Copenhagen Girls Choir

Bijesen / Copenhagen Girls Choir / Jensen
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Proprius Music   Catalog #: 2063   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Bo HoltenJens Erik RaastedMaj-Britt KramerUffe Englund,   ... 
Conductor:  Bo HoltenClaus Vestergaard Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Girls Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Copenhagen Girls' Choir rates among the best of its kind in Denmark and has its home at the Sankt Annæ Gymnasium, the Copenhagen Municipal Choir School. The Choir has a broad repertoire with special focus on new music and popular music. Many composers of stature have felt persuaded to write for the choir, among them Knut Nystedt, Ib Nørholm, Svend S. Schultz, Thomas Clausen, Leif Kayser and Michael Bojesen. This music is often taken up by other girls’ choirs. The choir also performs older music by composers such as Gabriel Fauré and Johs. Brahms.

The Copenhagen Girls' Choir is characterized by its homogenous sound, partly resulting from the fact that the girls are of the same age, partly a result of the
Read more careful voice-training that all the pupils of the Sankt Annæ Gymnasium go through. The choir consists of all the girls from grade 6 through 9 at the Sankt Annæ Gymnasium, nearly 130 girls altogether. Depending on the task at hand, and usually performs with somewhere between 30 and 60 voices. - Patron: HRH Prinsesse Benedikte
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Works on This Recording

1. Cantigas d'Amigo by Bo Holten
Conductor:  Bo Holten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Girls Choir
Period:   
Written: 2010; Denmark 
2. On Children by Jens Erik Raasted
Conductor:  Claus Vestergaard Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Girls Choir
Period: 21st Century 
Written: Denmark 
3. The Woman with the Eggs by Jens Erik Raasted
Conductor:  Claus Vestergaard Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Girls Choir
Period: 21st Century 
Written: Denmark 
4. The Sea is a Stage by Maj-Britt Kramer
Conductor:  Claus Vestergaard Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Girls Choir
Period: 21st Century 
Written: Denmark 
5. You're Dreaming by Maj-Britt Kramer
Conductor:  Claus Vestergaard Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Girls Choir
Period: 21st Century 
Written: Denmark 
6. Olympic Landscapes by Uffe Englund
Conductor:  Claus Vestergaard Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Girls Choir
Period: 21st Century 
Written: Denmark 
7. These are the Days by Michael Bojesen
Conductor:  Claus Vestergaard Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Girls Choir
Period: 21st Century 
Written: Denmark 

Sound Samples

Cantigas d'amigo: No. 1. How Very Great My Grief
Cantigas d'amigo: No. 2. In the Green Grasses
Cantigas d'amigo: No. 3. To See My Friend
Cantigas d'amigo: No. 4. Lelia Doura
Cantigas d'amigo: No. 5. Prepare to Go
On Children
The Woman with the Eggs
The Sea Is a Stage
You're Dreaming
Olympic Landscapes: I. Africa
Olympic Landscapes: II. Asia
Olympic Landscapes: III. Europe
Olympic Landscapes: IV. America
Olympic Landscapes: V. Oceania
These Are the Days: I. A word is dead
These Are the Days: II. The bird
These Are the Days: III. Some things
These Are the Days: IV. These are the days
These Are the Days: V. The blunder
These Are the Days: VI. A word is dead

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