Music from Norway–Anne-Lise Berntsen: Kom Regn

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Program: #08-11, Air Date: 03/03/08

After the fabulously successful Engleskyts from the Kirkelig Kulturverksted label. It features Anne-Lise Berntsen, with Nils Henrik Asheim performing on the Holzhey organ in the cloister church of Weissenau. A decade after that first project, the two reunited for this further mediation on early Norwegian sacred music.

 

NOTE: All of the music on this program comes from the second collaboration between singer Anne-Lise Berntsen and organist Nils-Henrik Asheim (their first, Engleskyts, was one of the most popular works ever featured on the program).

Like that recording featuring Norwegian religious folksong and organ improvisation, this recording also is on the Kirkelig Kulturverksted label. Engleskyts is FXCD 136, and Kom Regn is FXCD 266. For more information:

www.kkv.no

For English language information on this label, you may visit:
http://www.kkv.no/english/index.html
These programs are made possible in part by support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. For more information about Norwegian cultural events in the United States or for travel and tourist information, you may consult:

www.norway.org

HANS THOMISSEN (1569): Maria hun er en jomfru ren ("Mary was a pure virgin, undefiled")

THOMAS KINGO/Fra ASERAL (1681): Far verden, far vel ("Farewell to the world")

PETER DASS (1647-1708): Christus, der Alting i Lave har sat ("Christ who has set everything right")

PAUL GERHARDT (1607-1676): Skulde jeg min Gud ei prise ("Should I not praise God?")

HANS ADOLPH BRONSON (1739): Kom regn af det hoeye ("Come, rain, down from heaven")

NICOLAI GRUNDTVIG (1783-1872):Som toerstige Hjort monne skrige ("As the deer pants for water after the chase")

HANS CHRISTENSEN STHEN (1589): O Gud! efter dig mig forlaenger ("O God! I long for you")

HANS ADOLPH BRONSON (1739): I denne suede jule-tiid ("In the happy Christmas-tide")

Anon./MAGNHILD ALMHJELL (1611): Fryd dig du Christi Brud ("Rejoice, O Bride of Christ")

THOMAS KINGO (1634-1703): Vaag op og slae paa dine Strenge ("Wake up and play a morning song")

HANS ADOLPH BRONSON: Ak Fader! Lad dit Ord og Aand ("Oh Father! May Your Word prevail")

LAURENTIUS LAURINUS (1622): I himmelen, I himmelen ("In Heaven Above where God our Father dwells")

 

Composer Info

HANS THOMISSEN (1569), THOMAS KINGO/Fra ASERAL (1681), PETER DASS (1647-1708), PAUL GERHARDT (1607-1676), HANS ADOLPH BRONSON (1739), NICOLAI GRUNDTVIG (1783-1872), HANS CHRISTENSEN STHEN (1589), HANS ADOLPH BRONSON (1739), MAGNHILD ALMHJELL (1611), THOMAS KINGO (1634-1703), LAURENTIUS LAURINUS (1622)

CD Info

FXCD 136, FXCD 266