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Sounds Of Sund

Adolphson / Alin / Folke / Orphei Drangar
Release Date: 12/01/2006 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 5030  
Composer:  Evert TaubeAstor PiazzollaTraditionalEdward "Duke" Ellington,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert Sund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 23 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Among choristers around the world, Robert Sund is a household name both as conductor and as arranger for choirs of all kinds. His arrangements are instantly recognizable, as they display his familiarity with a number of musical styles as well as an often quirky sense of humour - it's very rare to find a Sund arrangement without a sting in its tail! This applies in particular to the arrangements that he has been making over the years for Orphei Drängar, the famous Swedish male voice choir also known as 'OD'. Starting in the ranks of the second basses in 1965, Sund soon became assistant conductor, under the legendary Eric Ericson. Working in tandem with Ericson for a long time, Sund was named OD's principal conductor in 1991. Throughout Read more this long collaboration Sund has been supplying the choir with arrangements, often for use at the traditional Christmas concerts - the Caprices - or written in order to amuse and please the audiences on the choir's many international tours. La Cucaracha, for instance, was a big hit during the 1992 tour to Mexico - in the form of a virtuoso number with complex part-singing, its lengthy introduction served as a smoke screen for the audience.

Many of the arrangements include instruments - jazz trio, piano etc - and often a solo part, as in the case of La vie en rose, originally performed by Barbara Hendricks and on the present disc sung by Jeanette Köhn. Another collaborator of OD's has been the baritone Peter Mattei. A frequent guest at the great international opera houses, he here lends his glowing voice to a different repertoire, joining the choir in the Londonderry Air as well as in some of Sweden's most well-loved popular songs. But the main performers on this release are definitely Robert Sund and Orphei Drängar - described in Choir & Organ as 'a tremendous choir, with superb technique and an immense, expressive range', qualities which they display to the highest degree on this most varied disc.

COMPLETE TRACK LIST:

Evert Taube
1. Fragancia 3'46
2. Vals i Valparaiso 2'56

Olle Adolphson
3. Nu har jag fått den jag vill ha 3'08

Olle Adolphson, Robert Sund
4. Nu är det gott att leva 3'33

Traditional
5. Per Spelman 2'49

Louiguy
6. La vie en rose 4'07

Astor Piazzolla
7. La Muerte del Angel 3'03

Traditional
8. La Cucaracha 2'42
9. Blow the Wind Southerly 4'06
10. Londonderry Air 3'27
11. The Drunken Sailor 2'08

Manning Sherwin
12. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square 4'57

Duke Ellington
13. Sophisticated Lady 2'47
Povel Ramel
14. The Gräsänkling Blues 5'15

Birger Sjöberg
15. Aftontankar vid Fridas ruta 2'42

Robert Sund
Fyra sånger för manskör
16. Langt bort i väla 1'13
17. Som förut 0'41
18. Hos Halvars 1'42
19. Långt från by 1'28

Traditional
20. Som stjärnan uppå himmelen 3'33
Sven Scholander
21. Helgdagskväll i timmerkojan 3'47

Carl Michael Bellman
22. Joakim uti Babylon 2'30
23. Träd fram du nattens gud 3'11

Jeanette Köhn, soprano
Stefan Parkman, tenor
Peter Mattei, baritone
Claes Janson, singer
Lars-Erik Lidström, clarinet
Anders Åstrand, percussion
Per V Johansson, double bass
Carl-Lennart Gustafsson, accordion
Folke Alin, piano
Lennart Simonsson, piano
Orphei Drängar, choir
Trio X, ensemble
Robert Sund, conductor
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Works on This Recording

1.
Fragancia by Evert Taube
Conductor:  Robert Sund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
2.
Vals i Valparaiso by Evert Taube
Conductor:  Robert Sund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
3.
La muerte del Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Conductor:  Robert Sund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Argentina 
4.
La Cucaracha by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Sund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Blow the wind southerly by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Sund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
Written: England 
6.
Danny Boy "Londonderry Air" by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Sund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
Written: Ireland 
7.
The Drunken Sailor by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Sund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
Written: England 
8.
Sophisticated Lady by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Robert Sund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 
9.
Langt bort i väla by Robert Sund
Conductor:  Robert Sund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
10.
Som förut by Robert Sund
Conductor:  Robert Sund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
11.
Hos Halvars by Robert Sund
Conductor:  Robert Sund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
12.
Långt från by by Robert Sund
Conductor:  Robert Sund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
13.
Joachim lived in Babylon by Carl Michael Bellman
Conductor:  Robert Sund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
Period: Classical 
Written: Sweden 

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