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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: Markus Leoson (Percussion); Leif Henrikson (Viola da gamba); 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); Göran Danielsson (Bass Viola da gamba); Svante Henryson (Cello); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Mogens Rasmussen (Violone); Leif Henrikson (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: Mats Rondin (Cello); Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Svante Henryson (Cello); Svante Henryson (Synthesizer); Ulrika Jansson (Violin); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Jan Bengtson (Flute); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); 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: Markus Leoson (Percussion); Markus Maskuniitty (French Horn); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Urban Agnas (Trumpet); Jonas Bylund (Trombone); Joakim Agnas (Trumpet); Joakim Agnas (Piccolo Trumpet); Jens Larsen (Tuba)
  • 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: Ola Karlsson (Cello); Ulf Forsberg (Violin); Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Ulrika Jansson (Violin); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • 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); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Markus Leoson (Percussion)
  • 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: 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 (Synthesizer); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Svante Henryson (Double Bass); Svante Henryson (Cello)
  • 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); Mats Rondin (Cello); Ulrika Jansson (Violin); Svante Henryson (Cello); Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Ulf Forsberg (Violin)
  • 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: Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Ulf Forsberg (Violin); Svante Henryson (Cello); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Svante Henryson (Double Bass); 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: Kalle Moraeus (Guitar); Kalle Moraeus (Mandolin); Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Bengan Jansson (Organ); Bengan Jansson (Accordion); Svante Henryson (Double Bass); Svante Henryson (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

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

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