Various Artists: Christmas in Sweden

> Psalm 24, "Goren portarna hoga" (Gates, raise your arches) - Psalm 24 (Goren portarna hoga) (Gates, raise your arches)
> Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 (Sung in Swedish) - Dotter Sion, frojda dig
> Hosianna, Davids son (Hosanna, Son of David) - Hosianna
> Bereden vag for Herran - Bereden vag for Herran
> Sankta Lucia (Saint Lucia) - Sankta Lucia (Saint Lucia)
> Goder afton i denna sal (Good evening in this hall) - Goder afton i denna sal (Good evening in this hall)
> Staffansvisa III (Staffan's Song) - Staffansvisa III (Staffan´s Song)
> Staffan och Herodes (Staffan and Herod) - Staffan och Herodes (Staffan and Herod)
> Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 699 - Fughetta: Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 699
> Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 701 - Fughetta: Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her, BWV 701
> Ara vare Gud i hojden (Glory to God in the Highest) - Ara vare Gud i hojden
> Nar det lider mot jul (Christmas draws nigh) - Nar det lider mot jul
> Nu stige jublets ton (Now the Sound of Rejoice Rises) - Nu stige jublets ton (Now the Sound of Rejoice Rises)
> Jul, jul stralande jul (Christmas, radiant Christmas) - Jul, jul, stralande jul (Christmas, radiant Christmas)
> Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (arr. H. Miessner) - Stille Nacht (Silent Night)
> Hymns and Sacred Songs, FS 83 - Hymns and Sacred Songs, FS 83: No. 1. Forunderligt och markligt (Wonderful and strange) (originally as Forunderligt at sige) (Strange to say)
> 5 Christmas Songs, Op. 1: No. 4. Giv mig ej glans (Give me no splendour) (version for voice and organ) - 5 Christmas Songs, Op. 1: No. 4. Giv mig ej glans (Give me no splendour)
> Gottes Sohn ist kommen, BWV 703 - Fughetta: Gottes Sohn ist kommen, BWV 703
> Lob sei dem allmachtigen Gott, BWV 704 - Fughetta: Lob sei dem allmachtigen Gott, BWV 704
> Pie Cantiones - II. In dulci iubilo
> Pie Cantiones - IV. Verbum caro
> Pie Cantiones - V. Gaudete
> Den lyssnande Maria (Listening Mary) - Songe I. Den lyssnande Maria (Dream I: Listening Mary)
> Marias hapnad (Mary's Astonishment) - Songe XVI: Marias hapnad (Dream 16: Mary's Astonishment)
> Schlichte Weisen, Op. 76 (version for solo piano) - Schlichte Weisen, Op. 76: No. 52. Maria Wiegenlied (arr. for solo piano)
> Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) (arr. R. Sund) - Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) (arr. R. Sund)
> Jord och himmel, frojden er - Jord och himmel, frojden er
> Quelle est cet odeur agreable? - Quelle est cet odeur agreable?
> Joy to the world (arr. J. Rutter) - Joy to the World!
> Ma Herren Gud vi lova - Ma Herren Gud vi lova
> Harlig ar jorden (Glorious in the earth) - Harlig ar jorden (Glorious in the earth)

Track List

>Psalm 24 "Gören portarna höga" (Make High the Gates), hymn - Robert Sund/Peter Mattei/Orphei Drängar/Bengt Forsberg (Swedish)
>Judas Maccabaeus, oratorio, HWV 63: Dotter Sion, fröjda dig - Dan-Olof Stenlund (Swedish)
>Hosianna - Robert Sund/Orphei Drängar/Bengt Forsberg (German)
>Bereden väg för Herran (Prepare the Way for the Lord), hymn - (Swedish)
>Santa Lucia - Uppsala Musikklasser/David Anstey (Swedish)
>Goder afton i denna sal (Good Evening in This Hall), carol (Swedish) - Uppsala Musikklasser (Swedish)
>Staffan stalledräng (Staffan the Stable-Boy), carol (Swedish) (also "Staffansvisa") - Cantores Cathedrales/Eva Bohlin (Swedish)
>Staffan och Herodes, medieval Swedish ballad, SMB 39 - Uppsala Musikklasser/Per Johansson/David Anstey/Mikael Skoglund (Swedish)
>Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (VI), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 699 (BC K155) - Hans Fagius
>Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (III), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 701 (BC K157) - Hans Fagius
>Ära vare Gud i höjden (Glory to God in the Highest), carol (Swedish) - Dan-Olof Stenlund (Swedish)
>När det lider mot jul (When Christmas Is Coming), song - Dan-Olof Stenlund (Swedish)
>Nu stige jublets ton (Let the Sound of Joy Arise), carol (Swedish) - Eva Bohlin
>Jul, jul, strålande jul (Christmas, Christmas, Glorious Christmas), song - Uppsala Musikklasser (Swedish)
>Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night) - Robert Sund/Orphei Drängar (German)
>Forunderligt at sige (Strange to Say), song for voice & piano (Hymns & Sacred Songs), FS 83/1 - Dan-Olof Stenlund (Swedish)
>Giv mig ej glans (We Ask for Nothing Rich or Rare), for female (or mixed chorus), Op. 1/4: Giv mig ej glans, ej guld, ej prakt - Peter Mattei/Bengt Forsberg (Finnish)
>Gottes Sohn ist kommen, chorale prelude for organ, BWV 703 (BC K148) - Hans Fagius
>Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott (II), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 704 (BC K153) - Hans Fagius
>In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones) - Joculatores Upsalienses (Latin)
>Verbum caro (Piæ Cantiones) - Joculatores Upsalienses (Latin)
>Gaudete (from Piæ Cantiones) - Joculatores Upsalienses (Latin)
>Den lyssnande Maria for voice & piano (Song No. 1) - Solveig Faringer (Swedish)
>Marias häpnad, for voice & piano (Song, No. 16) - Solveig Faringer (Swedish)
>Maria Wiegenlied, carol (German), Op. 76 No. 52
>Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra "O Holy Night" - Robert Sund/Peter Mattei/Orphei Drängar/Bengt Forsberg (French)
>Tre gammalböhmiska julvisor (Three Old Bohemian Christmas Carols), for chorus: No. 1. Jord och himmel, frojden er - Dan-Olof Stenlund (Swedish
>Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance?) (French) - Robert Sund/Orphei Drängar (French)
>Joy to the World (theme by Handel) - Robert Sund/Orphei Drängar/Bengt Forsberg
>Tre gammalböhmiska julvisor (Three Old Bohemian Christmas Carols), for chorus: No. 3. Må Herren Gud Vi Lova - Dan-Olof Stenlund (Swedish)
>Dejlig er jorden (or "Härlig är jorden"), carol (Danish) - Uppsala Musikklasser/David Anstey/Peter Mattei/Andrew Canning (Swedish)

Album Notes

Personnel: Roland Pöntinen (piano); Andrew Canning, Hans Fagius, Bengt Forsberg (organ); Per Johansson (double bass); Mikael Skoglund (percussion).

Liner Note Author: William Jewson.

Recording information: Balinge Church, Sweden (??/1974-05/2000); Furuby Church, Sweden (??/1974-05/2000); Gottsunda Church, Sweden (??/1974-05/2000); Mission Church, Uppsala, Sweden (??/1974-05/2000); Nybrokajen 11, Stockholm, Sweden (??/1974-05/2000); St. Michael's Church, Malmo, Sweden (??/1974-05/2000); Wik Castle, Uppsala, Sweden (??/1974-05/2000).

Arrangers: Carl-Bertil Agnestig; Robert Sund; David Anstey ; Anders Ohrwall .



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