Corona: Works for Choir by Hanne Ørvad

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2008
  • Label: Da Capo Open Spaces
  • UPC: 636943653425
  • Catalog Number: 8226534
  • Sales rank: 325,112

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Disc 1
  1. 1 Vega, for chorus - Hanna Orvad & Soren K. Hansen (11:23)
    Composed byHanna Orvad
    Conducted bySoren K. Hansen
    Performed bySoren K. Hansen, Danish National Vocal Ensemble
  2. 2–4 Kornell, for chorus - Bo Bergman & Hanna Orvad (9:21)
    Composed byHanna Orvad
    Conducted byStefan Parkman
    Performed byStefan Parkman, Danish National Chamber Choir
    1. 2Melodi
    2. 3Adagio
    3. 4Serenade
  3. 5 Threna, paraphrase on the Stabat Mater for chorus, cello & percussion - Hanna Orvad & Tom Nybye (10:02)
    Composed byHanna Orvad
    Conducted byMichael Bojesen
    Performed byTom Nybye, Michael Bojesen, Danish National Girls Choir
  4. 6 Paschal Hymn, for chorus - Hanna Orvad & Danish National Chamber Choir (12:17)
    Composed byHanna Orvad
    Conducted bySøren Kinch Bojesen
    Performed byDanish National Chamber Choir, Søren Kinch Bojesen
  5. 7 Winter Organ, for chorus - Hanna Orvad & Erik Axel Karlfeldt (21:51)
    Composed byHanna Orvad
    Conducted byStefan Parkman
    Performed byStefan Parkman, Danish National Chamber Choir
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Performance Credits
Danish National Girls Choir Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Vocal rapture

    Although all of the works on this recording bar one are written solely for the human voice, the lack of instrumentation doesn&#8217 t really register as it does with the majority of choral music. This is due largely to the abstract quality of Danish composer Hanne &#216 rvad&#8217 s melodic lines as well as her dense harmonic textures. &#216 rvad bends, shapes and seemingly wills the human voice onto a higher, almost mystical level of expressiveness. That these seven pieces (written between 1991 and 2003, and based upon poems rooted in spiritual and pastoral themes) are sung in Danish further situates them in the realm of pure sound rather than traditional singing. &#216 rvad also tends to focus on the sounds of words rather than their meaning. It all adds up to a highly unique choral aesthetic, one that resembles the vocal music of Krzysztof Penderecki in its ecstatic yet ominous quality. Yet &#216 rvad&#8217 s sense of pace and space is uniquely her own, as are her exquisite tonal colors and infinite emotional range. Listening to these ethereal and highly atmospheric works is like taking a trip to the dark side of the moon.

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