Kom Regn

Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening

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Original Recording Format: DXD

The world’s oldest academic female choir has sought out choir music for women by five male Norwegian composers — compositions that challenge and expand conceptions of Norway’s cultural heritage. There is here scarcely a trace of a mountain or fjord or traditional folk music, or of Grieg, Kjerulf and Nordraak.

The gentlemen on this recording chose other routes to the concert hall, cathedral and the cultural canon. One of them had strong faith in his uncompromising counterpoint as in the Almighty Creator while sitting alone between the mountains and fjords of Western Norway. Another was a central figure of European contemporary music and musical life in the capital city, but his work was dismissed as “Pling-Plong” by Norwegian cultural conservatism’s self-appointed generals.

Fartein Valen, Arne Nordheim, Egil Hovland, Knut Nystedt and Bjørn Kruse, each in his own way and with either the Bible or world poetry in his inside pocket, created sounds that convey a different history of Norwegian music. Placed in women’s voices, they provide the possibility of entering worlds of sound, words, and lines that for many remain undiscovered, unanticipated and unprecedented.

Tracklist

1.
Valen - Motet for Female Choir, Op. 25 (1936) - Kom regn fra det hoie -
03:50
2.
Valen - Two Motets for Female Choir, Op. 14 (1931) - No. 1, Quomodo sedet sola civitas
03:38
3.
Valen - Two Motets for Female Choir, Op. 14 (1931) - No. 2, Regina coeli laetare
02:56
4.
Nordheim - Music to Two Fragments by Shelley (1985) - Silver Key
05:44
5.
Nordheim - Music to Two Fragments by Shelley (1985) - No. Music
01:39
6.
Hovland - Gloria Patri, op. 137, nr. 2 (1991)
03:23
7.
Hovland - Se, dager kommer (1975)
04:20
8.
Nystedt - Shells (1973)
04:20
9.
Nystedt - Sansene (2002)
06:02
10.
Nystedt - I am my brother?s keeper (1982)
03:47
11.
Nystedt - Mary?s Song
06:23
12.
Kruse - Music to hear, why hear?st thou music sadly? (2000)
04:23
13.
Kruse - Renn over meg som regn (1993)
04:23

Total time: 00:54:48

Additional information

Label

SKU

LWC1134

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Artists

Composers

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Genres

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Cables

mogami

Digital Converters

Merging Horus

Editing Software

Pyramix V11

Mastering Engineer

Thomas Wolden

Microphones

DPA 4006A, Schoeps Mk2H , Neumann Tlm170

Conductors

Original Recording Format

Producer

Vegard Landaas

Recording Engineer

Thomas Wolden

Recording location

RIS Church, Oslo, 24–26 JUNE, 23–25 SEPT AND 21–23 OCT 2016

Recording Type & Bit Rate

352.8Khz DXD

Speakers

ATC 25 / Sennheiser HD800

Release Date January 12, 2018

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