Nordic Voices & Berit Opheim

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The Nordic Council Music Prize 2010 was awarded to the Norwegian composer Lasse Thoresen. His "Opus 42" represents a true renewal of Nordic vocal music. This strikingly beautiful piece reveals the common denominators in ancient and ultra-modern sounds, drawing our attention to the similarities between Scandinavian folk traditions and the music we might find in, say, the Middle East or India. Lasse Thoresen not only uses folk sounds to spice up art music, he also integrates its finely tuned microtonality, spectral overtones, harmonies and rhythms into the contemporary, modernist project in a truly pioneering manner. A project like this depends upon close collaboration with skilled musicians who are willing to take risks. Thoresen found them in the vocal ensemble Nordic Voices and folk singer Berit Opheim Versto. Artistic creativity, versatility and technical precision are the main elements that make up NORDIC VOICES. The six-voice a cappella group was formed in 1996 and comprises graduates from the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Norwegian Academy of Opera, who, in addition to their singing backgrounds, have a broad range of experience from choral conducting to teacher training and composition. It is perhaps this range of interests that leads them to explore a wider than usual spectrum of musical expression, from plainchant to new works commissioned from leading Norwegian composers; from the most sacred of religious texts to the definitely profane. Nordic Voices are an unusual blend of sophisticated music-making and stylish performance, more often than not with more than a dash of humour. 5.0 SURROUND + STEREO Produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition 352.8kHz/24bit) by Lindberg Lyd, Norway
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1. Vocal sextet op. 42: Solbøn 00:11:17 3.10 USD
Main artist Nordic Voices
Composer Lasse Thoresen
Performers Nordic Voices
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS | Lasse Thoresen
2. Vocal sextet op. 42: Likferdssælmin 00:10:18 3.10 USD
Main artist Nordic Voices
Composer Lasse Thoresen
Performers Nordic Voices
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS | Lasse Thoresen
3. Helligkvad op. 19: Skap i meg et rent hjerte 00:03:58 2.30 USD
Main artist Berit Opheim
Composer Lasse Thoresen
Performers Berit Opheim
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS | Lasse Thoresen
4. Helligkvad op. 19: La meg næres av din skjønnhet 00:02:34 2.30 USD
Main artist Berit Opheim
Composer Lasse Thoresen
Performers Berit Opheim
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS | Lasse Thoresen
5. Helligkvad op. 19: O du som er vårt liv og lys 00:04:51 2.30 USD
Main artist Berit Opheim
Composer Lasse Thoresen
Performers Berit Opheim
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS | Lasse Thoresen
6. Vocal sextet op. 42: Himmelske Fader 00:12:52 3.10 USD
Main artist Nordic Voices
Composer Lasse Thoresen
Performers Nordic Voices
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS | Lasse Thoresen
7. Helligkvad op. 19: Forfrisk og gled min ånd 00:02:19 2.30 USD
Main artist Berit Opheim
Composer Lasse Thoresen
Performers Berit Opheim
Producers Lasse Thoresen | Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
8. Helligkvad op. 19: For menneskeheten 00:05:55 2.30 USD
Main artist Berit Opheim
Composer Lasse Thoresen
Performers Berit Opheim
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Lasse Thoresen | Morten Lindberg
9. Helligkvad op. 19: Gud bevitner at han er en 00:05:03 2.30 USD
Main artist Berit Opheim
Composer Lasse Thoresen
Performers Berit Opheim
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS | Lasse Thoresen
10. Vocal sextet op. 42: Tvetrall 00:13:37 3.10 USD
Main artist Nordic Voices
Composer Lasse Thoresen
Performers Nordic Voices
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Lasse Thoresen | Morten Lindberg