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Gudmundur Högnason: Hymnodia Sacra / Carmina Chamber Choir; Nordic Affect; Árni Heimir Ingólfsson: director

Album Summary

>Olthof, Statius : Músíkulof, for chorus
>Ingolffson, Arni Heimir : Eilíft lof med elsku hátt, song
>Högnason, Gudmundur : Heyr _ú, Guds barnid góda, song
>Högnason, Gudmundur : Einka réttlætid, song
>Högnason, Gudmundur : Jesú sleppa eg vil eigi, song
>Högnason, Gudmundur : Einn herra eg best ætti, song
>Goudimel, Claude : Psalm 1, for 4 voices
>Högnason, Gudmundur : Gud oss sinn lærdóm ljósan gaf, for chorus
>Högnason, Gudmundur : Blessadi fadir, brjóstid mitt, for chorus, viola, violin & cello
>Olthof, Statius : Andi Guds eilífur er, song
>Högnason, Gudmundur : Jesú sæti, gledin gæda, song
>Högnason, Gudmundur : Heyrid _au tíu heilögu bod, for chorus
>Greiter, Matthias : O, Gud minn herra, aumka mig, for chorus (after Hans Leo Hassler)
>Greiter, Matthias : _a Israel fór af Egyptó, for chorus
>Chant, Gregorian : Beata nobis gaudia, hymn in mode 1
>Högnason, Gudmundur : A _ér, herra, hef eg nú von, for chorus
>Högnason, Gudmundur : O, Drottinn, eg medkenni mig, song
>Högnason, Gudmundur : Rís upp, Drottni dyrd, for chorus
>Anonymous, Icelandic : Lánid Drottins lítum mæta, song
>Högnason, Gudmundur : Kvöld er komid í heim, song
>Högnason, Gudmundur : Játi _ad allur heimur hér, for chorus
>Anonymous, Icelandic : Dagur og ljós _ú, Drottinn, ert, song
>Anonymous, Icelandic : Fadir vor, sem á himnum ert, song
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Hymnodia Sacra is Iceland's largest manuscript songbook from the 18th century. It was written in 1742 by Guðmundur Högnason, a priest in the Westman Islands, and contains 101 hymn melodies, many of them unique to this source. This CD contains music from this and other Icelandic sources from the 17th and 18th centuries, performed by Icelandic singers accompanied by period instruments.

Expedition Audio Recommended
Most of the music is sung in unison or by a solo voice. Much of it sounds like chant, but softer - less austere - and occasionally flowers into multiple parts... It's especially rewarding to recommend a disc like this one on Expedition Audio. This is beautiful music from a constellation of a time and place that few of us have ever imagined, let alone heard... ... read more ...

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-).



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>Olthof, Statius : Músíkulof, for chorus
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Ensemble: Nordic Affect
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ingolffson, Arni Heimir : Eilíft lof med elsku hátt, song
  • Performers: Marta Halldórsdóttir (Soprano); Gudrún Oskarsdóttir (Harpsichord); Hanna Loftsdottir (Cello)
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Högnason, Gudmundur : Heyr _ú, Guds barnid góda, song
  • Performers: Marta Halldórsdóttir (Soprano); Karl Nyhlin (Theorbo)
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Högnason, Gudmundur : Einka réttlætid, song
  • Performer: Kristín Blöndal
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Högnason, Gudmundur : Jesú sleppa eg vil eigi, song
  • Performers: Kristín Blöndal; Karl Nyhlin (Theorbo)
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Högnason, Gudmundur : Einn herra eg best ætti, song
  • Performers: Marta Halldórsdóttir (Soprano); Karl Nyhlin (Theorbo)
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Goudimel, Claude : Psalm 1, for 4 voices
  • Performers: Gudmundur Karlsson; Tuomo Suni (Violin); Halla Stefansdottir (Violin); Hanna Loftsdottir (Cello)
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Högnason, Gudmundur : Gud oss sinn lærdóm ljósan gaf, for chorus
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Högnason, Gudmundur : Blessadi fadir, brjóstid mitt, for chorus, viola, violin & cello
  • Performers: Guorun Haroardottir (Viola); Tuomo Suni (Violin); Hanna Loftsdottir (Cello)
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Olthof, Statius : Andi Guds eilífur er, song
  • Performers: Gudmundur Karlsson; Guorun Haroardottir (Viola); Halla Stefansdottir (Violin); Hanna Loftsdottir (Cello)
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Högnason, Gudmundur : Jesú sæti, gledin gæda, song
  • Performers: Marta Halldórsdóttir (Soprano); Gudrún Oskarsdóttir (Harpsichord); Hanna Loftsdottir (Cello)
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Högnason, Gudmundur : Heyrid _au tíu heilögu bod, for chorus
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Greiter, Matthias : O, Gud minn herra, aumka mig, for chorus (after Hans Leo Hassler)
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Greiter, Matthias : _a Israel fór af Egyptó, for chorus
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Chant, Gregorian : Beata nobis gaudia, hymn in mode 1
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Högnason, Gudmundur : A _ér, herra, hef eg nú von, for chorus
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Högnason, Gudmundur : O, Drottinn, eg medkenni mig, song
  • Performer: Gudmundur Karlsson
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Högnason, Gudmundur : Rís upp, Drottni dyrd, for chorus
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous, Icelandic : Lánid Drottins lítum mæta, song
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.

>Högnason, Gudmundur : Kvöld er komid í heim, song
  • Performers: Marta Halldórsdóttir (Soprano); Karl Nyhlin (Theorbo)
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Högnason, Gudmundur : Játi _ad allur heimur hér, for chorus
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous, Icelandic : Dagur og ljós _ú, Drottinn, ert, song
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.

>Anonymous, Icelandic : Fadir vor, sem á himnum ert, song
  • Conductor: Arni Ingolffson
  • Notes: Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland (2009-06-29&2009-07-06_2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.