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Orphei Drangar: Christmas Songs

Song NameComposer
KoppangenPererik Moraeus
Forunderligt at sigeCarl Nielsen
Jul, jul, stralande julGustaf Nordqvist
Hosiannah!Selim Palmgren
Madonnans vaggvisaIngvar Lidholm
Vittskovlevisan
Staffansvisa fran Orust
Hodie Christus natus estJan Sweelinck
He Shall Feed His FlockGeorge Frideric Handel
Lux aurumqueEric Whitacre
Stille NachtFranz Gruber
Dostoyno yestNikolai Golovanov
Es ist ein Ros entsprungenMichael Praetorius
Joy to the WorldLowell Mason
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
Hark! The Herald Angels SingFelix Mendelssohn
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

Formed in 1853, the choir Orphei Drangar (OD) has constantly striven to discover and develop new directions for the male-voice choir, while not neglecting its splendid traditions. The first OD disc recorded together with the choir's new artistic director, the celebrated choral conductor Cecilia Rydinger Alin, is no exception. Described by Choir & Organ (UK) as 'a tremendous choir, with superb technique and an immense, expressive range', OD gives proof of its versatility in a highly varied program which still manages to stay within the theme of Christmas: original settings and new arrangements of Swedish folk songs and Christmas classics, English carols and Broadway songs - with Stille Nacht, a Russian hymn in praise of the Holy Virgin, and Eric Whitacre's widely admired Lux aurumque added for good measure. Supplying even more nuances to the palette is the choir's guest artist, the young Swedish soprano Ida Falk Winland, as well as a brass ensemble, supporting choir and soloist in parts of the program.

Item code: 6007C | 1 CD | $18.95 |add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Male | Sweden
1833

Related: Men's Choir Christmas
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