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Folkjul: A Swediah Folk Christmas

Album Summary

>Idenstam, Gunnar : Introduction on an Organ Improvisation
>Anonymous, Swedish : Bereden väg för Herran (Prepare the Way for the Lord), hymn
>Traditional, Christmas : Se, ett barn är fött (See, a Child Is Born), carol (Swedish)
>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming) (Alte geistliche Kirchengesäng 1599)
>Regnart, Jacob : Gläd dig du Kristi brud (O Bride of Christ, Rejoice), carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Staffans hälsningssång (Staffan's Greeting Song), carol (Swedish)
>Traditional, Christmas : Staffan stalledräng (Staffan the Stable-Boy), carol (Swedish) (also "Staffansvisa")
>Traditional, Christmas : Staffan Halling, carol (Swedish)
>Traditional, Christmas : A Virgin Bore Us a Child Today (Bohemian)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Karlsson, Sofia : Frid på jord (Peace on Earth), for voice, chorus & organ
>Traditional, Swedish : Grins Hans' Jässpôdspolska (Banquet Polska after Grins Hans)
>Traditional, Christmas : Världens Frälsare (Our Saviour Has Come), medieval hymn
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
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Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Gunnar Idenstam (organ); Sofia Karlsson (vocals, tin whistle); Emma Härdelin (vocals); Lisa Rydberg (violin).

Recording information: Oscarskyrkan (The Oscar Church), Stockholm, Sweden.



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Works Details

>Idenstam, Gunnar : Introduction on an Organ Improvisation
  • Performer: Gunnar Idenstam (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Anonymous, Swedish : Bereden väg för Herran (Prepare the Way for the Lord), hymn
  • Performers: Gunnar Idenstam (Organ); Lisa Rydberg (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gary Graden
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Se, ett barn är fött (See, a Child Is Born), carol (Swedish)
  • Performers: Gunnar Idenstam (Organ); Sofia Karlsson (Voice); Lisa Rydberg (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gary Graden
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
  • Performer: Lisa Rydberg (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gary Graden
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1582

>Traditional, Christmas : Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming) (Alte geistliche Kirchengesäng 1599)
  • Performers: Gunnar Idenstam (Organ); Sofia Karlsson (Voice); Lisa Rydberg (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gary Graden
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1599

>Regnart, Jacob : Gläd dig du Kristi brud (O Bride of Christ, Rejoice), carol
  • Performers: Emma Hardelin (Voice); Gunnar Idenstam (Organ)
  • Conductor: Gary Graden
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Staffans hälsningssång (Staffan's Greeting Song), carol (Swedish)
  • Performer: Lisa Rydberg (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gary Graden
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Staffan stalledräng (Staffan the Stable-Boy), carol (Swedish) (also "Staffansvisa")
  • Conductor: Gary Graden
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Staffan Halling, carol (Swedish)
  • Performers: Emma Hardelin (Voice); Gunnar Idenstam (Organ); Lisa Rydberg (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gary Graden
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : A Virgin Bore Us a Child Today (Bohemian)
  • Performers: Gunnar Idenstam (Organ); Lisa Rydberg (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gary Graden
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Emma Hardelin (Voice); Gunnar Idenstam (Organ); Lisa Rydberg (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gary Graden
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818

>Karlsson, Sofia : Frid på jord (Peace on Earth), for voice, chorus & organ
  • Performers: Gunnar Idenstam (Organ); Sofia Karlsson (Tin Whistle); Sofia Karlsson (Voice)
  • Conductor: Gary Graden
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Swedish : Grins Hans' Jässpôdspolska (Banquet Polska after Grins Hans)
  • Performers: Gunnar Idenstam (Organ); Lisa Rydberg (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Världens Frälsare (Our Saviour Has Come), medieval hymn
  • Performers: Emma Hardelin (Voice); Gunnar Idenstam (Organ); Lisa Rydberg (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gary Graden
  • Running Time: 7 min. 33 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  • Performers: Emma Hardelin (Voice); Gunnar Idenstam (Organ); Sofia Karlsson (Voice); Lisa Rydberg (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gary Graden
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 12th Century