Christiania Mannskor

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NEW LIFE FOR “BLÅBOKA” (“THE BLUE BOOK”) “Something Blue” is the second release in a CD series of Christiania Mannskor on the LAWO Classics label. It features titles alluding to the traditional English rhyme “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue […]”. The album contains familiar and unfamiliar works from the golden age of the Norwegian men’s choir movement and is accompanied by the sheet music booklet “Christiania Mannskors Blåbok” (“The Blue Book of Christiania Mannskor”) published by Norsk Musikforlag. Besides well-known songs like the Norwegian National Anthem (“Ja, vi elsker …”), “Norges fjelde” (“Norway’s Mountains”), “Olav Trygvason” and “Naar fjordene blaaner” (“When the Fjords Become Blue”), there are less familiar gems by composers such as Valter Aamodt, Edvard Bræin, Ludvig Irgens Jensen and Paul Okkenhaug. Many of the songs have been recorded for the first time with all the verses in their original versions. This is a reference recording that will contribute to the renewal and revitalization of an extremely important chapter of Norwegian musical history. The men’s choir movement and men’s choir literature is an established part of our common cultural heritage. This new recording by Christiania Mannskor will help to strengthen existing interest. «This is a most attractive disc, one I have played repeatedly. The music is sufficient to recommend it but when you add the performance of the Christiania Mannskor, a relatively young choir - only founded in 2009 - this disc is a real winner. The Christiania Mannskor have the aim of the “revitalisation of men’s choir singing in Norway”. With performances as good as these, it is fair to say that the tradition is safe in their hands.» Stuart Sillitoe – MusicWeb International, mars 2017 http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2017/Mar/Something_blue_LWC1107.htm «Christiania Mannskor's premiere hits an uncanny musical finesse, captures raw unison textures and improvised ornaments, and the captivating voice of the singers and the serene mood creates the impression of some marvelous intimacy [...] «Something Blue» is a proof of the vocal mastery of Norwegian singers [...]» Henryk Majda – Multikulti, 24.02.17 review_LWC1107_multikulti.pdf «Foaming oceans, violet-blue fjords, North
Sea sails, spring weddings, somber shorelines, great warrior kings, majestic spruces amid
heavy snow, and crimson summer nights are
just some of the nation’s gifts extolled in the
songs.
[...] The men sing with commendable
feeling [...]» Greenfield – American Record Guide, juni 2017 review_LWC1107_American_record_guide.pdf
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase of complete release:  Booklet (PDF)
1. Sang for Norge (Ja, vi elsker) 00:08:12 1.80 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Ricard Nordraak
Author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
2. Naar fjordene blaaner 00:03:31 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Alfred Paulsen
Author John Paulsen
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
3. Olav Trygvason 00:03:46 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Friedrich August Reissiger
Author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
4. Norges fjelde 00:03:35 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Halfdan Kjerulf
Author Henrik Wergeland
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
5. Brudefærden i Hardanger 00:08:56 1.80 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Halfdan Kjerulf
Author Andreas Munch
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
6. Norges Skaal 00:02:21 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Anon
Author Johan Nordahl Brun
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
7. No reiser kvelden seg 00:03:52 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Valter Aamodt
Author Olav Nygard
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
8. Serenade 00:01:22 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Edvard Bræin
Author Jørgen Moe
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
9. Halling 00:01:32 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Edvard Bræin
Author Trad.
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
10. Den elskedes nærhet 00:02:24 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Edvard Bræin
Author Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | André Bjerke
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
11. Aftenstemning 00:03:22 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Jørgen Moe
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
12. Bjørneskytten 00:01:48 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Jørgen Moe
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
13. Sangerhilsen 00:03:38 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Sigvald Skavlan
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
14. Impromptu 00:02:11 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
15. Endnu et streif kun af sol 00:01:51 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Johan Halvorsen
Author Lord Henry Richard Charles Somerset | Anon
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
16. Der skreg en fugl 00:01:11 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Johan Halvorsen
Author Vilhelm Krag
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
17. Veslemøy 00:03:26 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Johan Halvorsen
Author Arne Garborg
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
18. Voggevise 00:03:36 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Paul Okkenhaug
Author Sigrun Okkenhaug
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
19. Jeg lægger mig så trygt til ro 00:01:31 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Paul Okkenhaug
Author Christian Winther
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
20. Vuggesang 00:02:15 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Paul Okkenhaug
Author Anon
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas
21. På jorden et sted 00:01:48 1.50 USD
Main artist Christiania Mannskor
Composer Ludvig Irgens Jensen
Author André Bjerke
Performers Christiania Mannskor
Producers Vegard Landaas