A Spotless Rose
Artikelnummer: FRCD060
 
189,00 kr
Sättning: CD

Övrig information:
Sofia Vokalensemble
Conducted by Bengt Ollén
Contents:
1. Bereden väg för Herran
Anders Bond & Franz Michael Franzén


2. Nu väntar hela jorden
Gunnar Hahn & Bo Setterlind

3. Advent
Organ: Henrik Arlestrand
Otto Olsson & Paul Nilsson

4. Madonnans vaggvisa
Soprano solo: Jeanette Köhn
Ingvar Lidholm, Lope de Vega, K.A. Hagberg

5. Marias vaggvisa
Soprano solo: Jeanette Köhn
Fredrik Sixten, Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr, Oscar Mannström, Bo Setterlind

6. Corpus Christi Carol
Trond Kverno

7. Guds son är född
Otto Olsson

8. Serenity (O magnum mysterium)
Violin: Bartosz Cajler
Ola Gjeilo

9. Det hev ei rose sprunge
Ola Gjeilo & Peter Hognestad

10. There Is No Rose of Such Vertu
Fredrik Sixten
Information:
A Spotless Rose is a solemn CD, containing classical and new Nordic Christmas music. Advent, the birth of Jesus, and Virgin Mary are the themes of the songs. Music by classical Swedish composers like Otto Olsson, Gustaf Nordqvist, Ivar Widéen, Gunnar Hahn and Hugo Alfvén is mixed with new compositions by the Norwegians Ola Gjeilo and Trond Kverno and the Swedes Ingvar Lidholm, Jan Sandström and Fredrik Sixten.
The ultimate Christmas song Silent Night is performed in an arrangement by Fredrik Sixten, who has added a melody called Mary’s Lullaby to a poem by Bo Setterlind. Commissioned by Sofia Vokalensemble is Fredrik Sixten’s There is no Rose of Such Vertu. This song and Jan Sandström’s O magnum mysterium are here premiered on CD.
A Spotless Rose is the second CD by Sofia Vokalensemble, after the much praised The Darkness Is No Darkness (FRCD 047). In recent years the ensemble has participated in several international choir competitions, where they have won gold medals, 2011 in the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing. The choir’s home is in Stockholm, Sweden.
The founder and conductor of Sofia Vokalensemble is Bengt Ollén, who is often invited to teach and conduct at choir festivals, workshops and concerts in Sweden and abroad.
Soprano soloist on this CD is Jeanette Köhn. Organist is Henrik Arlestrand. Violin is played by Bartosz Cajler.