Nordic voicesVoces Nordicae
Nordic Blonde Choral Sound
Lone Larsen founded the choir Voces Nordicae during her diploma studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, supervised by professor Anders Eby. Her Danish heritage is reflected on the album NORDIC VOICES; here you will find music by three of the most brilliant Danish composers: Vagn Holmboe, Jørgen Jersild and Per Nørgård.
This CD also contains two arrangements by one of Scandinavia’s most apprechiated arrangers of choral music, Gunnar Eriksson. The two songs are Kristallen den fina (a quadlibet of three folk songs) and To the mothers in Brazil, the latter being one of the most popular songs by the Swedish jazz composer and pianist Lars Jansson. The Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi is represented with his magnificent piece Five Shakespeare Songs.
Two composers; the Basque composer Javier Busto, with his folkloristic piece Sagastipean and the Estonian composer Urmas Sisask, with his expressive piece Benedictio, represent Europe outside the Nordic countries.
This album was recorded during three cold days in Februari 2003. The recording site was Petruskyrkan in Stocksund (close to Stockholm). A small beautiful church with brick walls and a wooden roof.