The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir & Grete Pedersen – Alfred Janson: The Wind Blows (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:06:23 minutes | 1,03 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © BIS

“the wind blows” is the title of this album with choral music by the rather unique Norwegian composer Alfred Janson. We are talking contemporary music here, but not the gritty kind. Here beautiful melodies blend with modern means of expression; music that has its root in the Norwegian folk music treasure. The composer himself participates with his well-loved melodica and there are several instrumental soloists as well. This is a worthy continuation of the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir’s contribution to the recording of worthwhile music. The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir is one of Norway’s leading ensembles in any genre and among the foremost chamber choirs in Europe. The choir is equally at home in the classical/romantic repertoire and in contemporary music, making regular excursions into folk-derived music and National Romantic works. The Choir was founded in 1950 by the composer Knut Nystedt, who was its conductor for forty years. In 1990 he was succeeded by Grete Pedersen, who remains the choir’s artistic director to this day.

1. 3 Dikt av Ebba Lindqvist (With Melodica Introduction) 04:14
2. The Wind Blows (Where It Wishes) 08:50
3. Nå er det fint å leve 03:53
4. Lille mor klode 04:51
5. Sarabande 11:53
6. Sonnet No. 76 05:48
7. Construction (After A. Janson’s Construction and Hymn) [With Melodica Introduction] 08:18
8. Ky og vakre Madame Ky (Arr. for Mixed Choir, Piano & Melodica) 04:32
9. Viska du vind (Arr. for Mixed Choir, Piano & Melodica) 03:22
10. Nocturne 09:03

The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir
Grete Pedersen, conductor


AlfredJans0nTheWindBl0ws20182496.part1.rar – 1024.0 MB
AlfredJans0nTheWindBl0ws20182496.part2.rar – 68.8 MB