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Track Name: Mary’s Lullaby
Composer: Fredrik Sixten
Text: Bo Setterlind, Joseph Mohr
Sven Fredrik Johannes Sixten (born 21 October 1962) is a Swedish composer, cathedral organist and conductor. Sixten was born in Skövde, Sweden. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (1986) at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm.
“Silent Night is perhaps one of the world’s most well known, and arranged hymns. How can one possibly add anything to that fact. My take on it was to move the perspective a bit from the hymn itself and create a lullaby which Mary (soprano soloist) sings to her newborn. I found a very naive and innocent text by a Swedish poet: Bo Setterlind that I found to be the perfect match. So here we have a choral piece that contains Silent Night but still it is standing on its own merits.”
- Fredrik Sixten