Acclaimed Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth releases her new album “Magical Memories” on LAWO Classics. The recording is deeply personal. It is made up of Helseth’s favorite pieces which explore the full sound, range, and moods of the instrument.
The album includes music she remembers hearing during her childhood such as Lindberg’s “Gammal Fabodpsalm fran Dalarna” and Purcell’s “Trumpet Tune in C major” as well as modern songs for special occasions such as Sjoberg’s “Den forsta gang jag sag dig” a Swedish love song translated as “The First Time I Saw You”. Composers include Marcello, Telemann, Grieg, Moraeus, Lindberg, Sommerro and many more.
Tine Thing Helseth says: “This is a very personal album to me. Whilst I was growing up my mother also played the trumpet, and many of these pieces are works that I listened to laying on the floor next to the organ whilst she was at rehearsals. She took me from when I was 6 weeks old! Other tracks are just lovely melodies and songs that people often use on special occasions: happy or sad. So, the album is filled with my musical memories and my hope is that it will bring musical memories to the listeners as well.”
Helseth and organist Kare Nordstoga recorded the album in Oslo Cathedral, during Norway’s lockdown in late August and early September 2020. They worked from late in the evening into the early hours of the morning. The sessions were designed to carefully capture the perfect sound, undisturbed by even the already minimized noise of the outside world.
This physical sanctuary reflects the haven Helseth creates for her audience and throughout the album, the listener is transported into a world of vivid colors and emotions. For Helseth, it is a place where she can express herself in the most personal and genuine way. She and Nordstoga improvise on three of the tracks – the Sjoberg and two wedding marches – joining them together with listeners to experience the magic of music.
Tine Thing Helseth – Trumpet
Kare Nordstoga – Organ
Total time: 01:07:39
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Oslo Cathedral in Oslo on August 30, 2020 thru September 1, 2020
|Release Date||May 28, 2021|
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