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“Something New”, the recent release by Christiania Mannskor, is nothing less than history’s first CD recording of new Norwegian music for male choir. The works on the CD were written over the last 40 years and reflect the desire of Christiania Mannskor to renew the male choir repertoire and make it more easily accessible for more singers, both in Norway and on an international scale. The recording presents music spanning a broad range: from melodious Gregorian-inspired hymns via innovative choir sounds based on the best of the Norwegian choral tradition to a more modern, instrumental means of expression. The CD features works of Norwegian composers Jon Mostad, Bjørn Kruse, Henrik Ødegaard, Kjell Habbestad, Wolfgang Plagge, Knut Nystedt, Carl-Andreas Næss and Kjell Mørk, with texts by William Shakespeare, Rolf Jacobsen, and Henrik Ibsen, among others. Christiania Mannskor was founded in 2009 and comprises both professional and semi-professional singers under the leadership of conductor Marius Skjølaas. In close association with the country’s leading composers, it is spearheading the effort to revitalize the male choir tradition in Norway. The choir has performed at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner and special occasions arranged by the Norwegian Government and Parliament. “Something New” is the first in a series of four recordings on the LAWO Classics label in which the titles allude to the traditional good-luck rhyme “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Conductor Marius Skjølaas studied church music with a major in choral conducting at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He serves as organist and choirmaster of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Oslo and is artistic director of the chamber choir Oslo Chorale Selskap. REVIEWS «This 'a cappella' programme is rich in creativity: poetry, music and performance meld to give a deeply satisfying and moving listening experience. A mix of secular and sacred, the texts range through the Psalms, early Christian Church devotional Latin hymns, Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Shakespeare, the King James Bible, John Northam (English translator of Ibsen) and Norwegian poets Arne Garborg (1851-1924), Ragnhild Foss (1883-1952), Rolf Jacobsen (1907-1994), (Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) and Egil Elseth (1927-2012). Apart from Knut Nystedt (b.1959), regarded as the grand old man of C20th music in Norway, most of the composers here will be little known outside the country. Fear not, the general harmonic idiom is tonal, and even modern harmonies caress the ears rather than being aggressive The choir has a greater number of soloists than most, and this adds individual characters with their definitive voices, providing extra emotional involvement in the poetic texts. The magnificent sound of Christiania Mannskor is partly due to the friendly acoustics of Ris Church in Oslo, a favourite venue for Norwegian recording engineers. The microphones provide a reasonably close image of the singers in Stereo so that details are not lost, lightly invested with the halo of reverberance from the church, but with 5.0 Multichannel, the venue opens up breathtakingly, with the music enveloping the listener realistically. I give Plagge the last words: "no matter what we humans think and feel about equality and evenness, every thing in us, with us, and around us is in constant flux". An exemplary choral programme which should not be missed. I can't wait for the next volume in this series.» John Miller – HRAudio.net http://www.hraudio.net/showmusic.php?title=10301#reviews «Something New er akkurat som den foregir – en plate med ny musikk for mannskor. […] Strålende fremføring, program og opptak.» Guy Rickards – Klassisk musikkmagasin anmeldelse_LWC1076_Klassisk_Musikkmagasin.pdf
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase of complete release:  Booklet (PDF)
1. I butikkenes skoger 00:01:53 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Jon Mostad
Author Rolf Jacobsen
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
2. Pusteøvelse 00:03:00 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Jon Mostad
Author Rolf Jacobsen
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
3. O, From What Power 00:03:47 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Bjørn H. Kruse
Author William Shakespeare
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
4. Hymni et Sequentiae: I. Aeterne Rex Altissime 00:00:46 1.00 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Kjell Habbestad
Author Ambrosius
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
5. Hymni et Sequentiae: II. Pange Lingua 00:03:36 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Kjell Habbestad
Author Thomas Aquinas
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
6. Hymni et Sequentiae: III. Iesu Nostra Redemptio 00:00:45 1.00 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Kjell Habbestad
Author Trad.
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
7. Hymni et Sequentiae: IV. Laeta Dies 00:03:02 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Kjell Habbestad
Author Trad.
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
8. Hymni et Sequentiae: V. Sacris Solemniis 00:03:34 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Kjell Habbestad
Author Thomas Aquinas
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
9. Hymni et Sequentiae: VI. Gloria, Laus et Honor 00:02:05 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Kjell Habbestad
Author Theodulf av Orleans
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
10. Hymni et Sequentiae: VII. Veni Creator Spiritus 00:00:54 1.00 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Kjell Habbestad
Author Rabanus Maurus
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
11. Beata Nobis 00:05:05 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Knut Nystedt
Author Hilarius av Poitiers
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
12. Nattens sanger: I. Måneskinnsfart på havet 00:05:47 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Wolfgang Plagge
Author Henrik Ibsen
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
13. Nattens sanger: II. Måneskinnsstemning 00:04:37 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Wolfgang Plagge
Author Henrik Ibsen
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
14. Nattens sanger: III. I natten 00:02:14 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Wolfgang Plagge
Author Henrik Ibsen
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
15. Qui Degis in Praesidio Altissimi 00:03:02 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Kjell Mørk Karlsen
Author Trad.
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
16. Veldig reiser landet seg 00:04:04 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Carl-Andreas Næss
Author Egil Elseth
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
17. Og her er guten 00:02:01 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Henrik Ødegaard
Author Arne Garborg
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas
18. Fri 00:03:38 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Henrik Ødegaard
Author Arne Garborg
Performers Christiania Mannskor | Marius Skjølaas
Featuring artists Marius Skjølaas
Conductors Marius Skjølaas
Producers Vegard Landaas