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Home for Christmas / Anne Sofie von Otter, et al

Audio Samples

>Martin, Hugh : Meet Me in St. Louis
>     Have yourself a merry little Christmas
>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
>     White Christmas
>Traditional : Deck the hall
>Britten, Benjamin : A Boy was Born, Op. 3
>     Corpus Christi Carol
>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
>     no 52, Maria Wiegenlied
>Tegnér, Alice Charlotte : Betlehems Stjärna

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
Performers Ensemble Composers

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: Markus Leoson (Percussion); Mogens Rasmussen (Violone); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Leif Henrikson (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1944
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Wade, John Francis : Adeste fideles
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Göran Danielsson (Bass Viola da gamba); Leif Henrikson (Viola da gamba); Svante Henryson (Cello); Mogens Rasmussen (Violone); Markus Leoson (Percussion)
  • 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); Svante Henryson (Cello); Svante Henryson (Synthesizer); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Ulf Forsberg (Violin); Jan Bengtson (Flute); Mats Rondin (Cello); Ulrika Jansson (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
  • Performers: Bengan Jansson (Accordion); Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • 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: Jens Larsen (Tuba); Joakim Agnas (Piccolo Trumpet); Joakim Agnas (Trumpet); Jonas Bylund (Trombone); Urban Agnas (Trumpet); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Markus Maskuniitty (French Horn); Markus Leoson (Percussion)
  • 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); Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Ola Karlsson (Cello); Ulrika Jansson (Violin); Ulf Forsberg (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: Ulf Forsberg (Violin); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • 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: Svante Henryson (Cello); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Bengan Jansson (Accordion)
  • 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: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Svante Henryson (Cello)
  • 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); Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Svante Henryson (Cello); Ulrika Jansson (Violin); Mats Rondin (Cello); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1942
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Deck the hall
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Bengan Jansson (Accordion)
  • 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: Svante Henryson (Cello); Ulrika Jansson (Violin); Svante Henryson (Double Bass); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Mats Rondin (Cello); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Ulf Forsberg (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1955/1961
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

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

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

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

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

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

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

>Reger, Max : Schlichte Weisen (60), Op. 76 :: no 52, Maria Wiegenlied
  • Performers: Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Knut Sönstevold (Bassoon); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • 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: Kalle Moraeus (Mandolin); Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Kalle Moraeus (Guitar); Svante Henryson (Cello); Bengan Jansson (Organ); Svante Henryson (Double Bass); Bengan Jansson (Accordion)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: Swedish
  • Studio/Live: Studio