On the album “Light Shall Shine” organist Anders Eidsten Dahl performs three works of Herman Vogt on the magnificent Carsten Lund organ in Bragernes Church. The release is the result of a collaboration over more than ten years between the performer and the composer. The music spans a wide palette in its tonal language, everything from simple and naivist music to complex polyphony.
Vogt says himself about the music: “Working together with Anders has resulted in a very personal and inner-directed music and represents in large part a spiritual journey for me as composer.” The musical expression ranges from an inner, contemplative stillness to eruptive bursts of raw power, in many ways the church organ presented in all its symphonic breadth. Eidsten Dahl’s playing expresses the music’s true essence while allowing its power and vitality free rein.
The works are presented here in reverse chronological order. The most recent of them — “Light Shall Shine Out of Darkness” from 2020 — is a wide-ranging composition in five movements, while the two earlier works — “Ré-sur-Ré…exit” from 2016, and “The Marvel of Turin” from 2012 — are individual one-movement pieces. All the works are based on Christian ideas and phenomena. The thematic content embraces central elements of Jesus’s teachings and Christian tradition, apocryphal texts, German Passion literature, Jesus’s resurrection, and something as concrete as a Christian relic.
This recording has been made possible with support from Arts Council Norway and the Norwegian Society of Composers.
Anders Eidsten Dahl – Organist
Total time: 01:09:46
This recording has been made possible with support from Arts Council Norway and the Norwegian Society of Composers
Thomas Wolden (DXD), Tom Caulfield (DXD to DSD)
|Original Recording Format|
Recorded in Bragernes Church in Drammen on November 3-4, 2020 and May 26, 2021.
|Release Date||March 25, 2022|
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