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LIFE AND LOVE It is the big themes that find expression in the commissioned works on this new CD release by Collegiûm Mûsicûm. Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen’s composition is based on Georg Johannesen’s collection of poems entitled “Ars Vivendi — eller de syv levemåter” (Ars Vivendi — or the seven virtues of life}, in which he has chosen poems for seven movements on the “art of living”. In creating his work “Høgsongen”, Knut Vaage grappled with Solomon’s “Song of Songs”, a text that has, he believes, received too little attention from composers. The fundamental component of the composition is a type of neo-impressionism based on mosaic-like form elements repeated throughout the work. Contributing to the recording are the soloists Mari Eriksmoen and Halvor F. Melien, together with conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen. Collegiûm Mûsicûm’s choir and orchestra were founded in 1978 by Professor Jan Christensen. The aim was to establish a musical organisation where amateurs and professionals can play together purely for mutual inspiration and pleasure. Today the ensemble consists of approximately 100 musicians and singers. A number of concerts in recent years have been held in conjunction with other key cultural organisations. Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen (b. 1964) grew up in Kabelvåg in the Lofoten Islands of northern Norway. He was educated at the University of Bergen and the Bergen Conservatory of Music, where he studied trumpet, music theory and composition, and music education. Knut Vaage (b. 1961) lives in Bergen, Norway, where he works as a composer. He studied piano and composition at the Grieg Academy in Bergen. Vaage’s musical output ranges from symphonic works and opera to solo pieces.
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase of complete release:  Booklet (PDF)
1. Ars vivendi (2014): I. Tro (Mandag) 00:03:07 1.50 USD
Main artist Collegiûm Mûsicûm
Composer Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen
Author Georg Johannesen
Producers Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen | Knut Vaage
Publishers Cappelen Damm forlag
2. Ars vivendi (2014): II. Måtehold (Tirsdag) 00:03:03 1.50 USD
Main artist Collegiûm Mûsicûm
Composer Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen
Author Georg Johannesen
Producers Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen | Knut Vaage
Publishers Cappelen Damm forlag
3. Ars vivendi (2014): III. Klokskap (Onsdag) 00:03:59 1.50 USD
Main artist Collegiûm Mûsicûm
Composer Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen
Author Georg Johannesen
Producers Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen | Knut Vaage
Publishers Cappelen Damm forlag
4. Ars vivend (2014)i: IV. Mot (Torsdag) 00:02:39 1.50 USD
Main artist Collegiûm Mûsicûm
Composer Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen
Author Georg Johannesen
Producers Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen | Knut Vaage
Publishers Cappelen Damm forlag
5. Ars vivendi (2014): V. Rettferd (Fredag) 00:05:43 1.50 USD
Main artist Collegiûm Mûsicûm
Composer Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen
Author Georg Johannesen
Producers Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen | Knut Vaage
Publishers Cappelen Damm forlag
6. Ars vivendi (2014): VI. Håp (Lørdag) 00:04:40 1.50 USD
Main artist Collegiûm Mûsicûm
Composer Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen
Author Georg Johannesen
Producers Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen | Knut Vaage
Publishers Cappelen Damm forlag
7. Ars vivendi (2014): VII. Kjærlighet (Søndag) 00:04:02 1.50 USD
Main artist Collegiûm Mûsicûm
Composer Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen
Author Georg Johannesen
Producers Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen | Knut Vaage
Publishers Cappelen Damm forlag
8. Høgsongen (2009) 00:40:20 11.10 USD
Main artist Collegiûm Mûsicûm, Mari Eriksmoen & Halvor F. Melien
Composer Knut Vaage
Author Trad.
Performers Mari Eriksmoen | Halvor F. Melien | Eivind Gullberg Jensen
Conductors Eivind Gullberg Jensen
Producers Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen | Knut Vaage