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Ensemble 96: Immortal Nystedt

Song NameComposer
Prayers of KierkegaardKnut Nystedt
Salve ReginaKnut Nystedt
The Word Became FleshKnut Nystedt
Nytt er LivetKnut Nystedt
Jesu Sieben WorteKnut Nystedt
Immortal BachKnut Nystedt

Directed by Oystein Fevang

Nominated for two GRAMMY awards this release contains recent works by the Norwegian composer Knut Nystedt (b.1915), and was released in conjunction with his 90th birthday. Ensemble 96 is conducted by Żystein Fevang. Baerum Vokalensemble makes a guest appearance on the recording. For the last fifty years Knut Nystedt has occupied a unique position in Norway's music life. Also in the USA, Germany and Japan his works are an important part of the classical repertoire. This release offers some of his very best compositions for a cappella choir. Knut Nystedt draws his inspiration from all ages, creating his monumental choral art with a Christian perspective and wide, humanistic appeal. It is rare to find a disc of modern repertoire where all three constituent elements (the composition itself, the performance and the production) conspire to produce a work of amalgamated excellence" wrote the British magazine Choir and Organ.

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Item code: 8499C | 1 CD | $19.95 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | Norway
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