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A Bright Star Shineth / Eriksson, Molin, Harlanda Chamber Choir


Release Date: 06/15/2018 
Label:  Footprint Records   Catalog #: 93  
Composer:  Emmy KohlerTraditionalFranz BieblJean Sibelius,   ... 
Performer:  Karl Eriksson
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Footprint is delighted to release the debut recording from Harlanda Chamber Choir in the ensemble’s tenth anniversary year. ‘A bright star shineth’ is an atmospheric celebration of Christmas music from throughout Europe from the Sixteenth Century to present day. This recording charts a Christmas journey from France to Iceland, via England, Wales, Ireland and of course Sweden. Traditional songs in alluring arrangements by Åke Hillerud and John Rutter and more are heard alongside original compositions by the likes of Francis Poulenc, Thomas Tallis and Morten Lauridsen. The choir pays homage to its own roots with a traditional song from the Halland Province, ‘Guds son är född’ (arranged by Otto Olsson). Two premiere recordings Read more from Scandinavian composers complete the picture: Ola Gjeilo’s striking ‘Det hev ei rose sprunge’ and Anna Cederberg-Orreteg’s emotive interpretation of Sibelius’s ‘Julvisa.’ With fulsome, warm singing and careful direction from Molin, ‘A bright star shineth’ combines head and heart this festive season, “our birthday gift to ourselves and a Christmas present to the world,” in the choir’s own words. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nu tändas tusen juleljus by Emmy Kohler
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
2.
Veni, veni, Emmanuel by Traditional
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
Period: Romantic 
3.
Ave Maria by Franz Biebl
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Germany 
4.
Christmas Songs (5), Op. 1: no 4, Give me no splendour, gold or pomp by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Karl Eriksson (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895-1909; Finland 
5.
There is no rose of such virtue by Paul Hillier
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
6.
Gammal julvisa, "Guds Son ar fodd" by Traditional
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
7.
Motets (4) pour le temps de Noël: no 1, O magnum mysterium by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1952; France 
8.
Det är en ros utsprungen by Ola Gjeilo
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
9.
Gaudete by Traditional
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
10.
O magnum mysterium by Morten Lauridsen
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
11.
Tre kungar by Peter Cornelius
Performer:  Karl Eriksson (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
12.
Heyr himna smiður by Thorkell Sigurbjornsson
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
13.
In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
14.
O nata lux de lumine by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1559; England 
15.
Wexford Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
Written: Ireland 
16.
Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night") by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Karl Eriksson (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; France 
17.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  David Molin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Härlanda Kammarkör
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 

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