Stella
Solvieg Ågrens kammarkör


"Våren 2005 bildades Stella, Solvieg Ågrens kammarkör. De flesta medlemmarna i kören är utexaminerade från Örebro Musikhögskola. Repertoaren omspänner musik från renässans till nutid, både profan och sakral. På sin debutskiva på Naxos sjunger de många av de sånger som man förknippar med julen, bl a "När det lider mot jul", "Stilla natt" och "Jul, jul, strålande jul". Detta är svensk körsång när den är som allra bäst och dessutom kan man njuta av en ypperlig inspelningskvalitet."

Release date nov. 2005

 Mariakyrkans Motettkör, Sigtuna
Dir.: Ulla Lundkvist

Från Mariakyrkan klingar evangeliets budskap.
Kristenlivets aspekter speglas i körsång från skilda tider och länder.

Release date 27 oct. 2005

Längtans blå blomma
Linköpings blandade studentkör


MUSIK FRÅN ÖSTERGÖTLAND

I Östergötland frodas musiklivet! I Linköping har Östgötamusiken sitt säte och i Norrköping finns en av landets förnämsta symfoniorkestrar. I Vadstena lever operatraditionen genom Vadstena-Akademien. Lars Winnerbäck och Louise Hoffsten har med sin musik satt Linköping på kartan. Det finns ett rikt utbud av körer och orkestrar i länet, där Musicums verksamhet vid Linköpings universitet finns med som en självklar del. Folkhögskolornas musiklinjer bedriver också en omfattande pedagogisk och konsertant verksamhet på hög nivå.

När vi började leta efter material till denna skiva slogs vi av mängden östgötsk musik som finns skriven för kör, samt hur lite av den musiken som är inspelad! Därför är det extra roligt för oss att kunna bidra till att sprida alster från tonsättare och textförfattare med anknytning till Östergötland.

Av uppenbara skäl har vi enbart spelat in körmusik - men det är inte bara kör­musik som skrivs i Östergötland idag - här finns musik att hämta för alla skilda ensembler.

Release date 15 oct. 2005

Tystnaden bryts
Sånger från Wild Goose Resource Group inom Iona Community


Detta är den andra skivan med sånger från Iona (Den första är Himlen och jorden sjuder)

IONA COMMUNITY är en ekumenisk rörelse baserad i Glasgow vars övergripande mål är ett engagemang för freds och rättvisefrågor med internationell utblick och lokal förankring. Ett av deras prioriterade områden är utveckling av material, metoder och idéer för gudstjänst, musik och liturgi. Wild Coose Resource (:roup är en arbets­grupp inom Iona Community som arbetar främst i Skottland och Storbritannien men även internationellt med kursverksamhet inom musik och liturgi.

JOHN BELL Prästvigd för Church of Scotland. Psalmdiktare och kompositör. Anställd av the Iona Community. Internationell föreläsare som arbetar med människor från alla kristna traditioner. Ordförande i skotska psalmbokskommitten. Utnämnd till hedersdoktor vid University of Glasgow 2002 för sitt arbete med psalmsångens förnyelse

 Anders Paulsson
Choral Music
St: Jacobs Kammarkör

Gary Graden
Malena Ernman,
Håkan Hagegård,
Olle Persson
Anders Paulsson - soprano saxophone
Svante Henryson - base & cello,
Andre Ferrari - percussion,
The Real Group,
Andrew Canning - church organ

CAPRICE RECORDS
CAP 21732 SACD surround

Adolf Fredriks Musikklasser
Recordings from the concerts during spring 2004 at Nybrokajen11 Stockholm.

Release date 29 sept 2004

Swedish Folk Tunes from Dalecalia
arranged by Nils Lindberg
Uppsala Cathedral Choir

Conductor Milke Falck
Andrew Canning, church organ

Released June 2004 on Proprius
SACD surround

Harmony of Voices
Conductor: Fredrik Malmberg

Harmony of Voices is a newly formed vocal group in Sweden. The group is "Artist in residence" at Swedish Radio P2 for the years 2004, 2005 and 2006.

The Adolf Fredrik Girls Choir
30 years concert.

Conductor: Bo Johansson



Read about the choir and Bo Johansson here.

Stockholm Concert Hall Organ

Erik Lundqvist plays at the organ in the Stockholm Concert Hall. This is the first recording of this magnificent instrument. Works by Harald Fryklöf, Hilding Rosenberg and Gunno Södersten.

Proprius PRSACD 2028
SACD surround

Maria by Henk Badings
Mikaeli Kammarkör

Conductor: Anders Eby

Villarosa Sequences
Thomas Jennefelt
St. Jacobs Chamber Choir


This is the first time all sequences are recorded and released on the same CD.

Release date Sept 2003

Coptic hymns in Arabic

Anafora is a retreatcenter between Cairo and Alexandria

CD 1: Coptic Mass
CD 2: Coptic hymns used during Advent, Christmas, Lent, the week of Passion and the Resurrection

Can be ordered from Högalids Church in Stockholm
Release date Aug 2003

Coptic hymns sung in Arabic by Aida Shafik Awad

Anafora is a retreatcenter between Cairo and Alexandria
When Aida came to join the staff at Anafora retreatfarm in Egypt we were all amazed by her voice.
Through the years many of our guests have enjoyed listening to her. She sings some of her favourite Coptic hymns in her dialect, typical for the small village of Tetaleya, outside Qoussia in Upper Egypt.

Can be ordered from Höglids Church in Stockholm

Välkommen till våren
Traditional songs of spring and love

Stockholms Studentsångare
Conductor: Karin Winther
Proprius  PRSACD2025
SACD surround

Release date April 2003

J. S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, parts I – III
Uppsala Cathedral’s Oratorio Choir
The Swedish Baroque Orchestra using authentic period instruments.

Milke Falck conductor
Helena Ek soprano
Maria Sanner alto
Leif Aruhn–Solén tenor
Mikael Axelsson bass

A recording made during the traditional performance of parts I – III of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio on the first Sunday in Advent, 2002.

Release date March 2003

A date with a Soprano Saxophone
Anders Paulsson  


A Date with a Soprano Saxophone is a sensual and poetic encounter, where Anders Paulsson, with strong feeling and intonation, demonstrates the sound and charisma of a great solo instrument.

Caprice CAP21668
This is a Sacd record

Release date January 2003

Organo Classico
Erik Lundkvist plays the organ in the St. Mary´s church, Sigtuna


1. Johann Sebastian Bach Preludium och fuga C-dur, BWV 545
2-13. Georg Böhm Partita: Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele
14-17. Torsten Nilsson Kleine Messe für Orgel op 96 (1981)
18. Johann Sebastian Bach Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654
19. Felix Mendelssohn Sonat VI, d-moll op 65:6

Proprius PRCD 2024

Release date 15 dec 2002

Songs for Christmas
Uppsala Domkyrkokör

Andrew Canning, organ
Milke Falck, conductor

Music from the traditional Christmas concerts at Uppsala Cathedral

Release date July 1st 2002

Yours Sincerely
Carolina Martin, piano

Her repertoire is broad, as is her musical taste. She particularly prefers music with a lot of running passages or delicate chords or else rich use of the piano pedal – all the better if all these features are combined.

Nosag CD 084
Release date December 2002

Gaude Birgitta
Schola Gothia


Gregoriansk sång med texter av den heliga Birgitta, musik av Olav af Skänninge.
Inspelad i Vadstena klosterkyrka nov 2002 med Schola Gothia

Schola Gothia är en professionell kvinnlig
vokalkvartett som huvudsakligen sjunger musik från tidig medeltid.

Released by  Proprius.
Release date December 2002

 Blå koraler 36 Psalmer i jazzton
Jonas Knutsson jazzcombo


Detta är en CD som medföljer boken Blå Koraler med arrangemang av paslmer av Jonas Knutsson och Thor Egerbladh.

Verbum Musik
Release date Sept 15th 2002

 Nordiskt ljus
Catharina Forsberg, Violin
Wilhelm Schaaf, piano


Music by T. Aulin, J. Sibelius and W. Peterson-Berger

Release date oct 2002

Misa Criolla & Navidad Nuestra
Hägerstens Kammarkör
Vocal group Abril


In this recording the transparent Swedish choral sound meets the intensity of Latin American folk music. The Hägersten Chamber Choir and the vocal quartet Abril offer a vital and colorful musical experience. The members of Abril are Latin American musicians living in Sweden.
This recording offers generous music without borders

Texts in the CD box are in English, Spanish and Swedish.
Release date: 7 dec 2001

 Andrew Canning

”Andrew Canning is one of the few artists who unites intellectual sharpness with emotional warmth in a way that leaves no one untouched. Virtuosity and ravishing playing without the slightest doubt.”
Mats Backman, Nya Åland newspaper.

The organ of Uppsala Cathedral was built in 1871 by the Swedish organ builder Per Larsson Åkerman, shortly after his studies in Paris with the famous Cavaillé-Coll. This magnificent instrument is the largest and best preserved Åkerman organ in the world.

Andrew Canning was born in London in 1967 and studied organ with David Sanger and Christopher Bowers-Broadbent at The Royal Academy of Music. In 1984 he won First Prize at The West of England Organ Festival Competition and in 1991 he was awarded The Worshipful Company of Musicians´ Silver Medal. Following appointments at Westminster Abbey and St. Marylebone Parish Church in London, he moved to Sweden in 1991. Andrew is currently assistant organist at Uppsala Cathedral and director of its famous choir of boys and men, Uppsala Domkyrkas Gosskör. As an organ soloist he has broadcast many times on Swedish and Finnish radio, and has performed all over Europe and Japan. Andrew also performs regularly with the virtuoso soprano saxophonist Anders Paulsson, with repertoire focused on new commissions, J.S. Bach, and jazz.

Release date  February 18th 2000

Uppsala Cathedral Choir with jazz combo (Nils Lindberg, Anders Paulsson and Jan Adefelt)

This CD contains in addition to the sound tracks (> 60 min of music) one CD-ROM track. The CD-ROM has pictures from the cathedral, text and music score examples and further information about the artists.

The music on this record is from our time. The "Song of Songs" ("Höga Visan) by Nils Lindberg, commissioned by Uppsala Cathedral Choir appears here for the first time. The jazz combo features Nils Lindberg (piano) , Anders Paulsson(soprano sax) and Jan Adefelt (base).

A tribute to Eric Ericson!
Chamber choirs, Stockholm


Eric Ericson and his chamber choir have become models for many Swedish choral directors and choirs. During the choral director’s convention in Stockholm in October 1998, some of Stockholm’s chamber choirs gave a concert in the honor of Eric Ericson. On this record you will find pieces from this concert and recordings that the choirs have chosen from their own repertoire.

Release date: Dec 6th 2000

Anno Domini
Musik för kyrkoåret med Nicolai Kammarkör

Dirigent: Christian Ljunggren
Arrangements and Swedish texts by Christian Ljunggren

The choir was formed in 1974 and is connected to the cathedral of Stockholm In addition to services and concerts in the cathedral, the choir has made many tours in Europe and elsewhere - China , Venezuela, USA and Canada.This is their first CD.

Release date  May 12th 2000

Choir of the Guangzhou (Kanton) Children's Palace, China

This choir is the leading treble choir in China, maybe in all of Asia. During the visit to Stockholm - invited by the Midwinter Music Festival - we recorded their first CD. The choir will later this year be visiting the Fifth World Choral Festival in Rotterdam and will have a tour in Japan. The CD contains a selection of Chinese songs performed with excellent clarity and feeling. The concert performances in Stockholm were a big success for the choir and its leaders - Tong Shiu Wai, Xie Ming Jing and others.

This record is only released in China

Apostlar
Uppsala Domkyrkokör

Andrew Canning, organ
Milke Falck, conductor

W.Walton: The Twelve
J. Tavener: Funeral Ikos
John Rutter: Gloria

This recording is included in the book "Apostlar" (The deciples) with paintings by Michel Östlund and texts by Elisabeth Svalin and Owe Wikström. ISBN 91-631-2348-7

Release date April 2002

The sky, the flower and a lark
Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir
Music by Nils Lindberg

Nils Lindberg, piano & arranger;
Third Saxes Galore;
Margareta Jalkéus, vocal;
Anders Paulson, soprano saxophone.

The Swedish pianist/arranger Nils Lindberg's is an unique mixture of the directness of folk music, the forms and harmony of classical music and the rhythms and improvisatory freedom of jazz. The disc consists of both traditional Swedish folk songs and original compositions by Nils Lindberg.
More about the choir here.
Proprius PRCD2011
Release date Jan 2002

Kyrksång

Demonstration CD with children choir from Högalid Church, Stockholm
En ny barnpsalmbok för 2000-talet

Här är efterföljaren till Kyrkovisor för barn och Sånger för små och stora. Med de bästa av det gamla och ett stort antal nya texter och melodier. Sånger att sjungas vid gudstjänster och samlingar i kyrkan, men också i hemmet och i skolan. Psalmboken för barn som ett komplement till Bibel för barn. Bilderna i Kyrksång är hämtade ur Bibel för barn och gjorda av den kände barnboksförfattaren och konstnären Ulf Löfgren. Alla sånger har notbild och ackordsanalys.

Release date Feb. 2002
Verbum Musik

Goder afton, mitt herrskap
Luciamusic with Adolf Fredriks Flickkör.
 

The choir is selected by EU to be Choir of the Federation and cultural ambassador and also selected by "Toner för miljoner" in Sweden to be Choir of the year 2001.  

Release date 2001-12-12

The Stockholm Academic Male Chorus  Live

Recorded during 2 concerts in Nacka Aula, south-east of Stockholm

Release date 2001-12-12

 Like Crystal  that's gleaming
Adolf Fredrik´s Girls Choir

Bo Johansson, conductor

Welcome to the very special world of the Adolf Fredrik´s Girls Choir with a repertoire that is genuinely Swedish and a choral sound that has become their trademark. This CD is filled with Swedish folk songs and contemporary music  written for the choir.

Read more about the choir here

Available on Itunes

and on Spotify

Release date: May 2001

 The Romantic Organ in Gustaf Vasa Church, Stockholm

In the Cathedral-like Gustaf Vasa Church in Stockholm there is a large French-style organ that is unique in Sweden. The noted Swedish organist and composer Otto Olsson performed on this organ for nearly five decades in his capacity as parish organist. His successor Erik Lundkvist here plays music by Lundkvist, Vierne, Sköld and Olsson. Another famous and long-lived Stockholm organist was Waldemar Åhlén who plays some of his own compositions on this record

Release date: May 2001

 The Messiah - Choral excerpts
Collegium Cantorum
Live in Uppsala Cathedral


This is a rare opportunity to hear the most beautiful choral parts of Händel´s Messiah performed in the Cathedral of Uppsala with its magnificent acoustics. The Uppsala Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Northern Europe. This is a live recording with Collegium Cantorum, the internationally renowned choir of the Cathedral.

Release date: Nov 8th 2000

Himlen & Jorden Sjuder
Sånger för andakt och bön med ursprung inom Iona Community, Scotland

Arrangör: Leif Nahnfeldt
Dirigent: Mikael Nahnfeldt

Iona Community har sitt centrum på ön Iona utanför Skottlands västkust och arbetar med förnyelse av liturgi och musik. Musiken på denna CD framförs av ungdomar knutna till stiftgården i Rättvik till mycket varierande instrumentarrangemang.

Alla sånger på denna CD finns i sångboken "Himlen och jorden sjuder". Best.nr  Verbum 526-2732-2

Release date:  Sept 22th 2000

Gunno Södersten
Speglingar av ett livsverk


När Gunno Södersten 1943 gick in i tjänsten som organist och körledare i Immanuelskyrkan i Stockholm, inleddes en musikergärning som saknar motstycke i svensk frikyrklighet. Under 46 år verkade han både i egenskap av organist, körledare och tonsättare - man skulle kunna säga: i Bach´s efterföljd - som en evangeliets hängivne och varmt inkännande uttolkare. Stilmedlen var rikt varierade och uttrycket ofta dramatiskt, och inte sällan gav stundens skeende i gudstjänsten honom inspiration att skapa. På så sätt levde i hans musik för kyrkorummet en grundton av enkel andlig visa, stram koral och avancerad konstfullhet sida vid sida i en ständig strävan att integrera gudstjänstens musik i det inre skeendet; gudstjänst-musik som konsertnummer eller omväxlingsmoment mellan de talade inslagen var Gunno Södersten helt främmande för.
Under detta livslånga komponerande för gudstjänsten skapade Södersten en lång rad solosånger, rapsodier, oratorier, kantater, melodramer, solosånger, större orgelverk och församlingssånger. Dessa båda CD-skivor ger prov på en del av detta från alla de fem decennier han var verksam.

When, in 1943, Gunno Södersten began service as organist and choral director of the Immanuel Church in Stockholm this was the beginning of an unparalleled contribution to the musical life of the free churches in Sweden. For 46 years both as performer and composer - in the tradition of Bach one might claim - he served as a warmhearted and sympathetic interpreter of the gospel. He worked in many different styles, frequently expressing himself dramatically. Often a particular moment in a church service would inspire his creative gifts. In this way his music for use in church preserved a fundamental sense of simple spiritual ballads, strict chorales and advanced artistry side by side in a constant striving to integrate the service music into the inner processes. Gunno Södersten had no use for church music in the form of concert pieces or as interludes between spoken episodes in church.
During a lifetime of composing for church services Södersten created a succession of solo songs, rhapsodies, oratorios, cantatas, melodramas, extended organ works and congregational hymns.

2 CD:s on Proprius PRCD 2002 and 2003
Release date  May 12th 2000

CHORAL MUSIC AND ORGAN WORKS
Zoltán Gárdonyi (1906 – 1986) and Zsolt Gárdonyi (*1946)


“The idea of making this CD arose from a successful concert showcasing Gárdonyi choral and organ works in the Uppsala Cathedral in October 1999. At this memorable event Zsolt Gárdonyi performed his own and his father Zoltán Gárdonyi´s works in a joint production with the singers of the Collegium Cantorum under the direction of Lars Angerdal. This recording celebrates the symbiotically united music of two generations of composers in harmonious collaboration with its interpreters in a multi-faceted composer portrait. It documents as well a piece of living twentieth-century European church music, making it more accessible to a wider audience on the threshold of a new millennium.“

ZSOLT GÁRDONYI

son of the distinguished Zoltán Gárdonyi, was born March 21, 1946, in Budapest, Hungary. Subsequent to an outstanding musical education in his native city, as well as in various other music centers of Europe, Zsolt Gárdonyi has been living in Germany since 1968. After receiving the Bavarian State Competitive Award for Young Composers 1979, he gained international recognition as a composer and concert organist. He has been Professor of Music Theory at the State Conservatory in Würzburg, Bavaria since 1980. His wide-ranging activity as a composer and music theorist are evidenced by extensive publications of compositions and articles as well as by numerous guest lectures, workshops, and master courses given in various conservatories and universities of Europe and America.“

 COLLEGIUM CANTORUM

is the chamber choir of Uppsala Cathedral. Founded in 1983 by Lars Angerdal, this carefully selected forty-member choir, which sings in three languages on this CD, has established an international reputation over the years through its many concert tours and broadcasts throughout Europe. It is renown for premiering works of numerous leading Swedish composers.

Release date  April 27th 2000