Nordic Choral Music: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark

The important relationship between human beings and Nature – as a result of the strong influence in Scandinavia of the changing seasons on people’s everyday lives – along with fundamental questions about life and death were ever-present topics in those countries’ choral music. Using modern-day musical resources, the boundaries between the art song and the folk song became blurred. Contemporary trends developed swiftly, the human voice was deployed in far more diverse ways than ever before. The youth concert choir of the Dortmund choir Academy is the top ensemble in the youth section of Europe's largest singing school. Together with the WDR Rundfunkchor and its specialization in innovative works, an oustanding magical recording with works by seldom heard composers from all over Scandinavia was created.


Jugendkonzertcher der Chorakadamie Dortmund, Felix Heitmann:
  1. Jan Håkan Åberg: I himmelen, i himmelen
  2. Ola Gjeilo: Ubi caritas
  3. Waldemar Åhlén: Sommaspsalm
  4. Mårten Jansson: Stillae
  5. Håkan Parkman: Till Österland
  6. Mårten Jonsson: Maria IV
  7. Jan Sandström: Sanctus
  8. Knut Nystedt: Immortal Bach
Jugendkonzertchor, WDR Rundfunkchor, Stefan Parkman:
  9. Jan Sandström: Biegga Luchte (Solo: Richard Logiewa, Bariton)
WDR Rundfunkchor, Stefan Parkman:
10. Per Nørgård: Gaudet mater
11. Jørgen Jersild: Min Yndlingsdal
12. Per Nørgård: Flos ut rosa floruit
13. Nils Lindberg: shall I compare thee to a summer's day
14. Jaakko Mäntyjärvi:
Canticum calamitatis maritimae
(Requiem zum Untergang der Estonia)
(soli: Insun Min, sopran, Alexander Schmidt, Bariton)
15. Einojuhoni Routavaara: Die erste Elegie