℗ 2018 BIS Records
Released September 7, 2018
Duration 1h 04m 44s
Catalogue No. BIS-2341
Genre Classical (Choral)
 

Alfred Janson: The Wind Blows

The Norwegian Soloists' Choir, Grete Pedersen

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1.1
3 Dikt av Ebba Lindqvist (With Melodica Introduction)
Alfred Janson; The Norwegian Soloists' Choir; Alfred Janson; Grete Pedersen
4:14
1.2
The Wind Blows (Where It Wishes)
Alfred Janson; The Norwegian Soloists' Choir; Emilie Heldal Lidsheim; Jan Clemens Carlsen; Embrik Snerte; Grete Pedersen
8:50
1.3
Nå er det fint å leve
Alfred Janson; The Norwegian Soloists' Choir; Helge Lien; Grete Pedersen
3:53
1.4
Lille mor klode
Alfred Janson; Ditte Marie Bræin; Olle Holmgren; The Norwegian Soloists' Choir; Helge Lien; Alfred Janson; Grete Pedersen
4:51
1.5
Sarabande
Alfred Janson; The Norwegian Soloists' Choir; Oslo Sinfonietta; Grete Pedersen
11:53
1.6
Sonnet No. 76
Alfred Janson; Eirik Krokfjord; The Norwegian Soloists' Choir; Grete Pedersen
5:48
1.7
Construction (After A. Janson's Construction and Hymn / With Melodica Introduction)
Gunnar Eriksson; The Norwegian Soloists' Choir; Maria Angelika Carlsen; Jan Clemens Carlsen; Embrik Snerte; Alfred Janson; Anders Kregnes Hansen; Grete Pedersen
8:18
1.8
Ky og vakre Madame Ky (Arr. for Mixed Choir, Piano & Melodica)
Alfred Janson; Unknown Artist; The Norwegian Soloists' Choir; Helge Lien; Alfred Janson; Grete Pedersen
4:32
1.9
Viska du vind (Arr. for Mixed Choir, Piano & Melodica)
Alfred Janson; Unknown Artist; The Norwegian Soloists' Choir; Helge Lien; Alfred Janson; Grete Pedersen
3:22
1.10
Nocturne
Alfred Janson; The Norwegian Soloists' Choir; Oslo Sinfonietta; Grete Pedersen
9:03
Digital Booklet
Born in 1937, Alfred Janson was a key figure among the young Norwegian composers who emerged in the beginning of the 1960s. With a background in jazz and popular music he seemed to represent a new era, and this was confirmed by works such as Construction and Hymn and Nocturne. Ever since then Janson has continued to write his own music, seemingly independently of the current ‘-isms’. One of the cornerstones of his production has been vocal music, and this disc from the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir and Grete Pedersen presents an opportunity to listen to his choral works from five decades. These reveal to the listener his free melodic gift and original approach to harmony, but also his keen instinct for good texts – the programme includes settings of poems by Shakespeare (Sonnet No. 76), Nietszche and Emily Dickinson, but also a lyrical hymn to Mother Earth and politically charged texts by contemporaries of the composer. The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir and Janson have collaborated on numerous occasions, and two of the works recorded here were commissioned by the choir: the wind blows … from 2016 and Sonnet No. 76 (2000). Janson often allows for the possibility of including instruments in his works, and joining the choir are musicians from Oslo Sinfonietta, as well as Alfred Janson himself, playing his beloved plastic melodica.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Records Studio Masters
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-2.89
-9.37 to -0.20
-28.14
-32.26 to -24.26
15
12 to 16
1
3 Dikt av Ebba Lindqvist (With Melodica Introduction)
-0.99-29.6016
2
The Wind Blows (Where It Wishes)
-0.43-26.8115
3
Nå er det fint å leve
-0.83-26.8816
4
Lille mor klode
-7.47-32.2614
5
Sarabande
-2.71-28.8916
6
Sonnet No. 76
-0.85-28.4616
7
Construction (After A. Janson's Construction and Hymn / With Melodica Introduction)
-1.03-26.0614
8
Ky og vakre Madame Ky (Arr. for Mixed Choir, Piano & Melodica)
-5.01-26.7912
9
Viska du vind (Arr. for Mixed Choir, Piano & Melodica)
-9.37-31.4313
10
Nocturne
-0.20-24.2615

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