Christmas songs! Not exactly what youd expect from Rebekka Bakken, the risk-taking shooting star of the exploding Scandinavian vocal scene, Christof Lauer, the equally stormy and thoughtful sound magician of all timeless post-post and pre-pre styles and Geir Lysne, the most important European reviver of the big band score. This music will certainly not be heard on the third week of Advent in the lifts of department stores. Which doesnt mean that they approach the subject arrogantly or in an ironic deconstructive manner. They treat the spiritual templates between chorale and folksong with respect for the former aims and atmospheric uniqueness. The world-weary hits such as "Jingle Bells" and "Oh Christmas Tree" have anyway been left outside in the blizzard. Lauers approach to this material is without affectation based on his emotional background. His musical mentor was his father, a pastor, who had perfect pitch, could improvise fugues and often substituted for the organist at services. Lauer was as a young man greatly impressed; he continues to appreciate the complete range of church music.
1 Eg Veit I Himmerik Ei Borg (Ich Weiß Im Himmelreich) 5:48
2 Maria Durch Ein' Dornwald Ging 5:36
3 Overmåde Fullt Av Nåde 6:56
4 Die Nacht Ist Vorgedrungen 5:46
5 Kommet, Ihr Hirten 4:18
6 Folkefrelsar Til Oss Kom (Nun Komm, Der Heiden Heiland) 5:52
7 Joseph, Lieber Joseph Mein 3:19
8 Gelobet Seist Du, Jesu Christ 4:11
9 Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker 5:36
10 Wach, Nachtigall, Wach Auf! 4:25
11 Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen 5:23
12 (Hidden Track) Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht 1:50
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