Rated 6 out of 6 dices in SvD Dec 7th, 2011.
Svenska Dagbladet is one of Sweden’s largest daily papers and gave the record the maximum score in their review. Read it here (Swedish).
“I’ve been lucky enough to have had a few of my works recorded by Sofia Vokalensemble, and every time I’m stunned by how they always capture the very essence of what I wanted to express with the pieces. They have such a rare, wonderful sound that is both precise and clear, yet amazingly warm. Sofia Vokalensemble is definitely one of my favorite choirs, worldwide.” - Ola Gjeilo, composer
It’s finally here! The Christmas CD we have been talking about for so long. In February we recorded it in Hölö church, and the result became a mix of classical carols and new compositions. Ivar Widéen’s beautiful Gläns över sjö och strand and Anders Bond’s traditional arrangement of the choral Bereden väg för Herran share room with the subtle, recently composed O Magnum mysterium by Jan Sandström and the powerful There is no Rose of such vertu by Fredrik Sixten.
We are very proud of the result and hope that it will be the perfect soundtrack for your holiday season!
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The price is 150 SEK (+ postal fee).
1. Anders Bond – Bereden väg för Herran
2. Gunnar Hahn – Nu väntar hela jorden
3. Otto Olsson – Advent
4. Ingvar Lidholm – Madonnas vaggvisa, soloist Jeanette Köhn
5. Fredrik Sixten – Marias vaggvisa, soloist Jeanette Köhn
6. Trond Kverno – Corpus Christi Carol
7. Otto Olsson – Guds son är född
8. Ola Gjeilo – Serenity (O Magnum mysterium), violin Bartosz Cajler
9. Ola Gjeilo – Det hev ei rose
10. Fredrik Sixten – There is no rose of such vertu
11. Jan Sandström – O Magnum mysterium
12. Hugo Alfven – Julsång
13. Ivar Widéen – Gläns över sjö och strand
14. Gustaf Nordqvist – Jul, jul strålande jul
15. Otto Olsson – Davids psalm 121
Total time: 59:38