Northern Lights

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Northern Lights

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Recorded live in concert at Bastyr Chapel and St. James Cathedral during our 2015-16 season, Northern Lights showcases music that evokes the shimmering beauty of the aurora borealis. Enjoy music spanning a thousand years of Baltic and Nordic choral tradition. The centerpiece of this collection, Northern Lights by Ēriks Ešenvalds, features voices, chimes, and tuned water goblets in an ethereal performance that will awe and inspire.

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Effortlessly weaving modern works by Arvo Part, Eriks Esenvalds, and others with age-old Latvian and Norwegian carols, “Northern Lights” captures the listener with its glacial soundscapes and luminous atmosphere.
— Classical MPR/American Public Media

Track Listing

Texts and translations

1.      Lauliku lapsepõli - Veljo Tormis (b. 1930, Estonia) - [3:21]
2.     Heyr, himna smiður- arr. Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson (Iceland) - [2:35]
Taaveti Laulud (Psalms of David) - Cyrillus Kreek (1889-1962, Estonia)            
3.     Taaveti laul Nr. 104 - [2:39]
4.     Taaveti laul Nr. 141 - [2:01] 
5.     Õnnis on inimene - [3:41]
6.     Northern Lights - Ēriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977, Latvia)
7.     Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin) - Arvo Pärt (b. 1935, Estonia)
8.     Ave Maris Stella - Edvard Grieg (1843-1907, Norway)    
9.     O Salutaris Hostia - Ešenvalds (b. 1977, Latvia)
10.    Natt över jorden - Karin Rhenqvist (b. 1957, Sweden)
11.     Northern Lights (Virmalised from Winter Patterns) -Tormis
12.    Psalm 150 in Grandsire Triples - Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (b. 1963, Finland)
13.     Lapi laul (Song from Lapland) - Ester Mägi
14.     O Jul med din glede - Traditional Norwegian, arr. Karen P. Thomas
15.     Nu är det Jul igen - Traditional Swedish carol, arr. Karen P. Thomas
16.     Pasakykit, piemeneliai (Tell us, shepherds) - Juozas Bertulis (1893-1969, Lithuania)
Latvian Carols - Traditional Latvian carols, arr. Andrejs Jansons
17.      Ziemassvētku nakts (Christmas Night)
18.      Meklētāja ceļš (Christmas Rose)
19.      Ai, nama māmiņa (The Christmas Season)
20.     Eatnemen Vuelie (from “Frozen”) - Frode Fjellheim (b. 1959)