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"Nidaros": Modern works for chorus and organ / Kleiburg; Vivianne Sydnes, Nidaros Cathedral Choir

Audio Samples

>Smith, Andrew [Composer] : Lux illuxit laetabunda, for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Norwegian : Med Jesus vil eg fara (I will walk with Jesus), folk song
>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 1
>Plagge, Wolfgang : Solarkonge, for chorus & organ (Harmsol no 7)
>Overoye, Odd Johan : Praise be to the Lord, for 2 choruses
>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 2
>Kleiberg, Stale : Requiem - for the victims of Nazi persecution
>     Kyrie
>     Agnus Dei
>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 3
>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Du, med det skarpe sverd (You, with the sharp sword!), for chorus & organ
>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 4
>Sommerro, Henning : Ioannes, for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Norwegian : Eg veit i himmerik ei borg (I know a stronghold in heaven)
>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 5
>Plagge, Wolfgang : Enno vil eg nemna, for chorus & organ (Harmsol no 12)
>Bonsaksen, Per Fridtjov : Herre, til deg tar jeg min tilflukt (In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge), motet for chorus

Album Summary

>Smith, Andrew [Composer] : Lux illuxit laetabunda, for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Norwegian : Med Jesus vil eg fara (I will walk with Jesus), folk song
>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 1
>Plagge, Wolfgang : Solarkonge, for chorus & organ (Harmsol no 7)
>Overoye, Odd Johan : Praise be to the Lord, for 2 choruses
>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 2
>Kleiberg, Stale : Requiem - for the victims of Nazi persecution
>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 3
>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Du, med det skarpe sverd (You, with the sharp sword!), for chorus & organ
>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 4
>Sommerro, Henning : Ioannes, for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Norwegian : Eg veit i himmerik ei borg (I know a stronghold in heaven)
>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 5
>Plagge, Wolfgang : Enno vil eg nemna, for chorus & organ (Harmsol no 12)
>Bonsaksen, Per Fridtjov : Herre, til deg tar jeg min tilflukt (In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge), motet for chorus
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Notes & Reviews:

"Nidaros Cathedral Choir invites you to enjoy the wonderful ambience of the Nidaros Cathedral. This is the first ever surround sound recording of music performed in the cathedral, allowing you to experience the reverberations of this magnificent space. The choir has commissioned a number of new choral works during the last decade. This recording gives you samples of this, of which the majority have not previously been recorded. The repertoire spans from music composed for national events to music composed for concerts or services. Under the musical direction of Vivianne Sydnes, the choir presents music by both young and more established Norwegian composers, including Ståle Kleiberg, Henning Sommerro, Torbjørn Dyrud, Andrew Smith, Odd Johan Overøye, Ludvig Nielsen, Per Fridtjov Bonsaksen and Wolfgang Plagge."

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-).



Reviews

Singing a new song to the Lord
Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, as the national church of Norway, boasts several choirs. The Domkor, directed by Vivianne Sydnes, blends nearly 50 voices into a first-rate group that can sing at services or perform in concert. Many of the pieces presented here were commissioned by the choir, and all will be new to American audiences. The music is contemporary in style, but not inordinately dissonant, and some of it is quite lovely. Two tracks are accompanied by a string quartet; otherwise, the choir sings a cappella. For contrast, organ improvisations by Torbjorn Dyrud show off the cathedral’s Baroque organ (it also has a much larger 20th century instrument). The engineers have managed the trick of catching the sound of the voices in a great space, but you can still distinguish all four parts when the choir sings. Sung texts are included, along with notes on the composers, choir, etc. I only heard this on a CD player, but the super audio layer is engineered for surround sound.
Submitted on 10/20/11 by Jim D. 
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Works Details

>Smith, Andrew [Composer] : Lux illuxit laetabunda, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Conductor: Vivianne Sydnes
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Norwegian : Med Jesus vil eg fara (I will walk with Jesus), folk song
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Conductor: Vivianne Sydnes
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.

>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 1
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Plagge, Wolfgang : Solarkonge, for chorus & organ (Harmsól no 7)
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Conductor: Vivianne Sydnes
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Overoye, Odd Johan : Praise be to the Lord, for 2 choruses
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Conductor: Vivianne Sydnes
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.

>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 2
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Ståle Kleiberg (1958 - ) : Requiem - for the victims of Nazi persecution :: Kyrie
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Conductor: Vivianne Sydnes
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 2001

>Ståle Kleiberg (1958 - ) : Requiem - for the victims of Nazi persecution :: Agnus Dei
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Conductor: Vivianne Sydnes
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 2001

>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 3
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Du, med det skarpe sverd (You, with the sharp sword!), for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Conductor: Vivianne Sydnes
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 4
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sommerro, Henning : Ioánnes, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Conductor: Vivianne Sydnes
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Norwegian : Eg veit i himmerik ei borg (I know a stronghold in heaven)
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Conductor: Vivianne Sydnes
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.

>Dyrud, Torbjorn [Organ] : Improvisation for organ no 5
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Plagge, Wolfgang : Enno vil eg nemna, for chorus & organ (Harmsól no 12)
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Conductor: Vivianne Sydnes
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bonsaksen, Per Fridtjov : Herre, til deg tar jeg min tilflukt (In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge), motet for chorus
  • Performer: Torbjorn Dyrud (Organ)
  • Conductor: Vivianne Sydnes
  • Notes: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2009-03-06_2009-06-10&2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral