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Home for Christmas / Anne Sofie von Otter, et al

Album Summary

>Martin, Hugh : Meet Me in St. Louis
>Wade, John Francis : Adeste fideles
>Mathias, William : Sweet Was The Song
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
>Traditional : Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
>Traditional : O Jesulein süss (O little one sweet)
>Traditional : Il est né, le divin enfant
>Fauré, Gabriel : Noël d'enfants
>Niles, John Jacob : I wonder as I wander
>Adam, Adolphe : Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night"
>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
>Traditional : Deck the hall
>Britten, Benjamin : A Boy was Born, Op. 3
>Traditional : Sankta Lucia
>Moraeus, Pereric : Koppången
>Traditional : Staffanvisa
>Traditional : För Redeliga Män
>Traditional : Bred Dina Vida Vingar
>Moraeus, Kalle : Utterns Polska
>Reger, Max : Schlichte Weisen (60), Op. 76
>Tegnér, Alice Charlotte : Betlehems Stjärna
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Notes & Reviews:

"Home for Christmas" is Anne Sofie von Otter's first holiday album. "Home for Christmas" is a rich selection of popular international Christmas songs, including a handful of von Otter's traditional Swedish favorites. Each song is arranged by top producers of the folk, classical, jazz and pop world for guitar, string quartet, accordion, brass, percussion, and many more.



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>Martin, Hugh : Meet Me in St. Louis :: Have yourself a merry little Christmas
  • Performers: Leif Henrikson (Viola da gamba); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Mogens Rasmussen (Violone); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1944
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Wade, John Francis : Adeste fideles
  • Performers: Markus Leoson (Percussion); Mogens Rasmussen (Violone); Svante Henryson (Cello); Leif Henrikson (Viola da gamba); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Göran Danielsson (Bass Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1782
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mathias, William : Sweet Was The Song
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Ulf Forsberg (Violin); Jan Bengtson (Flute); Svante Henryson (Synthesizer); Ulrika Jansson (Violin); Svante Henryson (Cello); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Mats Rondin (Cello); Markus Leoson (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Bengan Jansson (Accordion)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1946
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
  • Performers: Markus Leoson (Percussion); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Joakim Agnas (Piccolo Trumpet); Markus Maskuniitty (French Horn); Jonas Bylund (Trombone); Jens Larsen (Tuba); Joakim Agnas (Trumpet); Urban Agnas (Trumpet)
  • Ensemble: Stockholm Chamber Brass
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 16th Century
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : O Jesulein süss (O little one sweet)
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Ola Karlsson (Cello); Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Ulf Forsberg (Violin); Ulrika Jansson (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Il est né, le divin enfant
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Ulf Forsberg (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 15th Century
  • Language: French
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Fauré, Gabriel : Noël d'enfants
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Bengan Jansson (Accordion); Svante Henryson (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1890
  • Language: French
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Niles, John Jacob : I wonder as I wander
  • Performers: Markus Leoson (Percussion); Svante Henryson (Cello); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Adam, Adolphe : Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night"
  • Performers: Svante Henryson (Double Bass); Svante Henryson (Cello); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Svante Henryson (Synthesizer)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: French
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn :: White Christmas
  • Performers: Ulf Forsberg (Violin); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Mats Rondin (Cello); Ulrika Jansson (Violin); Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Svante Henryson (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1942
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Deck the hall
  • Performers: Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Bengan Jansson (Accordion); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Britten, Benjamin : A Boy was Born, Op. 3 :: Corpus Christi Carol
  • Performers: Ulf Forsberg (Violin); Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Svante Henryson (Cello); Svante Henryson (Double Bass); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Mats Rondin (Cello); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Ulrika Jansson (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1955/1961
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Sankta Lucia
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Svante Henryson (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Swedish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Moraeus, Pereric : Koppången
  • Performers: Bengan Jansson (Organ); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Kalle Moraeus (Guitar); Bengan Jansson (Accordion); Svante Henryson (Double Bass); Svante Henryson (Cello); Kalle Moraeus (Mandolin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Staffanvisa
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Kalle Moraeus (Percussion); Kalle Moraeus (Organ); Kalle Moraeus (Mandola); Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Bengan Jansson (Accordion)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: Swedish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : För Redeliga Män
  • Performers: Kalle Moraeus (Mandola); Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Bengan Jansson (Accordion); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Kalle Moraeus (Organ); Kalle Moraeus (Percussion)
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: Swedish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Bred Dina Vida Vingar
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Kalle Moraeus (Guitar); Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Bengan Jansson (Organ); Bengan Jansson (Accordion)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: Swedish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Moraeus, Kalle : Utterns Polska
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Bengan Jansson (Accordion)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Reger, Max : Schlichte Weisen (60), Op. 76 :: no 52, Maria Wiegenlied
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Knut Sönstevold (Bassoon); Torbjörn Helander (Viola)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1903-1912
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Tegnér, Alice Charlotte : Betlehems Stjärna
  • Performers: Bengt Forsberg (Piano); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: Swedish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Moraeus, Pereric : Koppången
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Kalle Moraeus (Mandolin); Kalle Moraeus (Guitar); Bengan Jansson (Organ); Bengan Jansson (Accordion); Svante Henryson (Double Bass); Svante Henryson (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: Swedish
  • Studio/Live: Studio