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Suite norvégienne

composer
2012

 
This cycle of nine short and easy pedagogical pieces is built on melodies from the popular Norwegian repertoire, developed through contrasted compositional techniques and registrations. The opening piece, Langeleik, is a waltz with modal variations. Dype, stille, sterke, milde is a cantus firmus chorale prelude with the tune on the pedal division. Kråkevisa is characterised by its lightness and ornamental accompaniment. Mitt hjerte alltid vanker marks the center of the cycle; it is an expressive meditation on the cromorne. Bånsull i vals evokes classical writing using alberti bass. Håvard Hedde develops through a contrapuntal accompaniment and Byssan lull on a harmonic pedal. Litle Fuglen evokes the chorale style, before Kjerringa med staven leads into a cheerful and rhythmic dance to conclude the work.

from notes by Naji Hakim © 2016

Recordings

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Studio Master: SIGCD463Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Movement 1: Langeleik
Track 2 on SIGCD463 [1'51] Download only
Movement 2: Dype, stille, sterke, milde
Track 3 on SIGCD463 [1'00] Download only
Movement 3: Kråkevise
Track 4 on SIGCD463 [0'46] Download only
Movement 4: Mitt hjerte alltid vanker
Track 5 on SIGCD463 [1'15] Download only
Movement 5: Bånsull i vals
Track 6 on SIGCD463 [1'04] Download only
Movement 6: Håvard Hedde
Track 7 on SIGCD463 [1'09] Download only
Movement 7: Byssan lull
Track 8 on SIGCD463 [1'17] Download only
Movement 8: Litle fuglen
Track 9 on SIGCD463 [0'37] Download only
Movement 9: Kjerringa med staven
Track 10 on SIGCD463 [1'20] Download only

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