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THE MISSION — MUSIC FROM “THE NEW WORLD” The point of departure for The Norwegian Wind Ensemble’s new CD The Mission is the meeting of European ‘serious’ music and indigenous ‘traditional’ music of the 17th and 18th centuries. The result is a vibrant mixture of lovely music, spirited dance rhythms, and Latin American temperament. The repertoire on this album consists of historic music, primarily of the Baroque era, which blends with the animated local playing styles and rhythms. Some of the music is from old scores discovered during the restoration of rundown churches in Bolivia — music with links all the way back to Jesuit efforts in the 1500s to spread Catholicism and Christianize the indigenous Indians. The Baroque music is coloured by the native rhythms and resurrected in the splendid arrangements of Stian Aareskjold, who plays trumpet in the ensemble. Also collaborating on the album is trumpeter and conductor Mark Bennett, who has served as musical director of this project, and the singers of Nordic Voices. The Norwegian Wind Ensemble is a professional orchestra based in Halden. With its 280-year history, it is Norway’s oldest orchestra. The ensemble consists of 24 musicians and is known for its wide-ranging musical repertoire. It performs ca. 100 concerts annually for around 20,000 listeners. Nordic Voices is a classical six-voice a cappella ensemble regarded as one of the leading international vocal ensembles in its genre. It repertoire ranges from medieval to contemporary music. REVIEWS «The performances here are not musicological exercises but modern concert arrangements by trumpeter Stian Aareskjold, who plays in the Norwegian Wind Ensemble. [...] Purists may find fault, but one can hardly help but be entranced by the infectious exuberance and consummate artistry of these performances. The standard could not be higher.» Gatens – American Record Guide, jan./feb. 2015 review_LWC1061_americanrecordguide.pdf
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1. Cachua «La Serranita» 00:04:07 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Anon
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
2. Propiñán de Melyor 00:02:16 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Anon
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
3. Catedral de Burgos 00:01:02 1.00 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Anon
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
4. Chacona «A la vida bona» 00:03:22 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett, Nordic Voices & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Juan Arañés
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble | Nordic Voices
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
5. Fanfarria 00:00:51 1.00 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Anon
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
6. Hanacpachap Cussicuinin 00:04:01 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Anon
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
7. Ay que me río de amor 00:02:46 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett, The Norwegian Wind Ensemble & Tone Bråten
Composer Juan Hidalgo de Polanco
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble | Tone Bråten
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
8. Romance del Conde Claros 00:08:09 1.80 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett, Nordic Voices & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Francisco de Salinas
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble | Nordic Voices
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
9. Romance de Lanzarote 00:03:58 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Ebba Rydh, Mark Bennett, The Norwegian Wind Ensemble & Tone Bråten
Composer Anon
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble | Tone Bråten | Ebba Rydh
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
10. Jota 00:02:35 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Anon
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
11. Canarios y Zarabanda 00:03:42 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Gaspar Sanz
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
12. Pavana y Galliarda 00:03:48 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Luis de Milán
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
13. Fantasia 00:01:45 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Anon
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
14. Belle qui tiens ma vie 00:02:57 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett, Nordic Voices & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Thoinot Arbeau
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble | Nordic Voices
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
15. Diferencias sobre el canto «La Dama Le Demanda» 00:03:43 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Antonio de Cabezón
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
16. Vecchie Letrose 00:02:48 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett, Nordic Voices & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Adrian Willaert
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble | Nordic Voices
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
17. Il Canario 00:05:51 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Marco Fabritio Caroso
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett
18. Guaracha «Ay Que Me Abraso» 00:02:40 1.50 USD
Main artist Det Norske Blåseensemble, Mark Bennett & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Composer Juan García de Zéspedes
Performers Det Norske Blåseensemble
Arrangers Stian Aareskjold
Conductors Mark Bennett