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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67317
Recording details: October 2001
Truro Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: June 2002
Total duration: 4 minutes 55 seconds

'A beautiful sense of intimacy and privacy pervades; nothing is hurried, nothing overdone … This is a superb disc' (Gramophone)

'the programming works exceptionally well … Herrick gives a compelling performance' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Herrick’s performances offer not only state-of-the-art sound, but the sounds of a quite special British organ' (Fanfare, USA)

Gammal fäbodpsalm från Dalarna
based on an old cattle pasture hymn from Dalarna (folksong)

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Swedish-born Oskar Lindberg held posts as teacher and organist in Stockholm for the whole of his working life. At the same time as keeping up with the latest compositional trends he was deeply affected by folk music, and this interest is reflected in Gammal fäbodpsalm från Dalarna (‘Old Cattle Pasture Hymn from Dalarna’). The fäbodpsalms were traditionally sung by the women as they tended the cattle and sheep way up in the mountains at their summer pasture. The tune in Lindberg’s version, one of the most famous, is a haunting and melancholy tune from his native region of Dalarna. It is set against a gorgeously rich chordal background.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 2002

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