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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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Works Details

>Martin, Hugh : Meet Me in St. Louis :: Have yourself a merry little Christmas
  • Performers: Leif Henrikson (Viola da gamba); Markus Leoson (Percussion); 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: Göran Danielsson (Bass Viola da gamba); Leif Henrikson (Viola da gamba); Svante Henryson (Cello); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Mogens Rasmussen (Violone); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • 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: Jan Bengtson (Flute); Ulf Forsberg (Violin); Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Svante Henryson (Cello); Svante Henryson (Synthesizer); Ulrika Jansson (Violin); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Mats Rondin (Cello); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • 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: Joakim Agnas (Piccolo Trumpet); Joakim Agnas (Trumpet); Urban Agnas (Trumpet); Jonas Bylund (Trombone); Jens Larsen (Tuba); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Markus Maskuniitty (French Horn); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • 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: Ulf Forsberg (Violin); Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Ulrika Jansson (Violin); Ola Karlsson (Cello); 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); 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); Bengan Jansson (Accordion); 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: 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: 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); Svante Henryson (Double Bass); Ulrika Jansson (Violin); Markus Leoson (Percussion); Mats Rondin (Cello); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • 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); Bengan Jansson (Organ); Kalle Moraeus (Guitar); Kalle Moraeus (Mandolin); 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: 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: Bengan Jansson (Accordion); Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Kalle Moraeus (Mandola); Kalle Moraeus (Organ); Kalle Moraeus (Percussion); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: Swedish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

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