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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: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Mogens Rasmussen (Violone); Markus Leoson (Percussion); 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: Leif Henrikson (Viola da gamba); Svante Henryson (Cello); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Mogens Rasmussen (Violone); 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: Jakob Lindberg (Lute); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Mats Rondin (Cello); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Ulrika Jansson (Violin); Svante Henryson (Synthesizer); Svante Henryson (Cello); Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Jan Bengtson (Flute); Ulf Forsberg (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: 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: Urban Agnas (Trumpet); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Jonas Bylund (Trombone); Jens Larsen (Tuba); Joakim Agnas (Trumpet); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Joakim Agnas (Piccolo Trumpet); Markus Maskuniitty (French Horn)
  • 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); Ulrika Jansson (Violin); Torbjörn Helander (Viola); 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: Bengan Jansson (Accordion); Svante Henryson (Cello); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • 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: Svante Henryson (Cello); Markus Leoson (Percussion); 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 (Cello); Svante Henryson (Double Bass); Svante Henryson (Synthesizer); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: French
  • Studio/Live: Studio

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

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

>Traditional : Sankta Lucia
  • Performers: Markus Leoson (Percussion); Svante Henryson (Cello); 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 (Organ); Kalle Moraeus (Guitar); Kalle Moraeus (Mandolin); Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Bengan Jansson (Accordion)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

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

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

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

>Moraeus, Kalle : Utterns Polska
  • Performers: Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Bengan Jansson (Accordion); 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); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Knut Sönstevold (Bassoon)
  • 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: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: Swedish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

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