Mika Pohjola, Lisa Werlinder, Rigmor Gustafsson & Eeppi Ursin | Scandinavian Christmas Carols - Julsånger - Joululauluja - Julesanger - Holiday Music

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Scandinavian Christmas Carols - Julsånger - Joululauluja - Julesanger - Holiday Music

by Mika Pohjola, Lisa Werlinder, Rigmor Gustafsson & Eeppi Ursin

The most beautiful Scandinavian Christmas songs, now also available as digital downloads with bonus songs. To buy this on CD, go to www.cdbaby.com/yuletidevoices
Genre: Easy Listening: Orchestral
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Änglaklockor (Angel Bells)
Rigmor Gustafsson
3:17 $0.99
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2. Betlehems stjärna - Gläns över sjö och strand
Rigmor Gustafsson
5:45 $0.99
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3. Jultomtarnas Marsch (The March of the Christmas Elves)
Lisa Werlinder
1:30 $0.99
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4. Sparven på julmorgonen (The Sparrow's Christmas Morning)
Lisa Werlinder
5:06 $0.99
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5. Staffan var en stalledräng (Sankta Lucia sång)
Lisa Werlinder, Rigmor Gustafsson, Kristin Mulders, Eirik Fluge,
3:38 $0.99
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6. No koma Guds englar med helsing i sky (Norwegian traditional)
Kristin Mulders
2:30 $0.99
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7. En stjärna gick på himlen fram (Svensk psalm 130)
Kristin Mulders, Katja Kullander, Eirik Fluge
3:52 $0.99
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8. Bright, Bright the Holly Berries - This is Christmas
Theo Bleckmann
2:55 $0.99
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9. Wexford Carol - Good People All This Christmastime - Enniscorthy
Sanni Orasmaa, Christof Knoche, Mika Pohjola
4:20 $0.99
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10. The Little Drummer Boy (Pieni rumpalipoika)
Sanni Orasmaa, Alan Ferber, Mark Ferber
3:07 $0.99
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11. Ah, Bleak And Chill The Wintry Wind (Alfred Burt)
Theo Bleckmann
2:16 $0.99
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12. Jesu Parvule (Alfred Burt)
Rigmor Gustafsson
2:55 $0.99
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13. Carol Of The Mother - Sleep, Baby Mine (Alfred Burt)
Theo Bleckmann
3:14 $0.99
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14. White Christmas (Jag drömmer om en jul hemma - Valkea joulu)
Eirik Fluge, Mika Pohjola
2:20 $0.99
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15. Kling, Glöckchen kling (Weihnachtslied)
Theo Bleckmann
4:42 $0.99
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16. Rekiretki (Sleigh Ride)
Eeppi Ursin, Alan Ferber, Mika Pohjola
2:25 $0.99
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17. Varpunen jouluaamuna
Eeppi Ursin
5:07 $0.99
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18. Enkelkellot
Eeppi Ursin
3:16 $0.99
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19. Helkkää pienet tiu'ut (Let the Sleigh Bells Ring)
Eeppi Ursin
2:27 $0.99
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20. Joulupuu on rakennettu (The Christmas Tree, Finnish traditional)
Sanni Orasmaa
1:00 $0.99
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21. Tonttujen vahtiparaati (The Parade of the Elves - Tomtarnas Vakt
Eeppi Ursin, Alan Ferber, Mark Ferber
4:19 $0.99
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22. Betlehemin tähti (The Star of Bethlehem)
Eeppi Ursin, Mika Pohjola
5:45 $0.99
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23. Sinivuorten yö
Eeppi Ursin
1:30 $0.99
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24. Nisse-polkka - Nisse-polka (Henning Køie)
Lisa Werlinder, Sanni Orasmaa
3:50 $0.99
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25. Arkihuolesi kaikki heitä (Vardagssorgerna glöm dem alla)
Eeppi Ursin
2:03 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
THE ALL ABOUT JAZZ EXPERT REVIEW

Mika Pohjola's Scandinavian Yuletide Voices provide us the most refreshing take on holiday music released this year. Mr. Pohjola leads a bright orchestra of voices capably supported by an eclectic group of musicians through a truly international assembly of songs, evoking a myriad of holiday moods. This, coupled with an unusual and not so unusual repertoire, make for a successful holiday offering.

The Yuletide is metaphorically related to the warmth of the season within the cold of the season. These players and singers capture this feeling perfectly. The festivities begin with an Irish reel, Wexford Carol, sung engagingly by Sanni Orasmaa. From there, the listener is transported from England to Finland to Sweden to Germany and across the pond several times. The holiday spirit infuses the Scandinavian pieces in such a way that when heard, there is little doubt the season being celebrated by the music. "Änglaklockor" could have appeared in The Sound of Music , had the von Trapps been Swedish rather than Austrian.

Carol composer Alfred Burt has no less than four selections here. The son of an Episcopalian minister, Burt composed a modest fifteen carols in his short life (he died at 33), but these fifteen pieces have become cult favorites, to be polished and performed. His best known piece is Caroling, Caroling (not included here). Instead, Pohjola selected Bright Bright The Holly Berries, Ah, Bleak and Chill the Wintry Wind, Jesu Parvule and Carol of the Mother. All are pleasantly performed and show that the seasonal spirit may be captured without the benefit of the fatigued standard fare. Not that there is none here. A jazzy Little Drummer Boy and somber White Christmas are also present. That is just so this unfamilar collection is not too unfamiliar, thereby holding the public's attention just long enough for us to realize the true treasure within.

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Jukka Hauru, Helsingin Sanomat, Finland

A great holiday CD
Pohjola has clearly desired - and succeeded - to find a new angle to familiar carols... [This is] a great holiday CD.
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Reviewer: John Bispala in the Finnish American Reporter, Decembe

With "Scandinavian Yuletide Voices," Mika Pohjola has tempted me.
I smiled all the way through "Scandinavian Yuletide Voices." Look at the CD jacket, and you'll witness a cozy "blue moment" scene in Finland. "Yuletide Voices" has something to make everybody smile. With this CD, Mika Pohjola has tempted me, and maybe you, too, to possibly change how we enjoy the music of Christmas!
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C Michael Bailey, All About Jazz

The most refreshing take on holiday music released this year!
Mika Pohjola's Yuletide Voices provide us the most refreshing take on holiday music released this year. These self-produced Scandinavian Yuletide Voices are exactly that, Scandinavian, with a disclaimer... there are non-Scandinavian pieces here. Mr. Pohjola leads a bright orchestra of voices capably supported by an eclectic group of musicians through a truly international assembly of songs, evoking a myriad of holiday moods. This, coupled with an unusual and not so unusual repertoire, make for a successful holiday offering. The Yuletide is metaphorically related to the warmth of the season within the cold of the season. These players and singers capture this feeling perfectly. The festivities begin with an Irish reel, ”Wexford Carol,” sung by engagingly Sanni Orasmaa. From there, the listener is transported from England to Finland to Switzerland to Germany and across the pond several times. The holiday spirit infuses the Scandinavian pieces in such a way that when heard, there is little doubt the season being celebrated by the music. “Änglaklockor” could have appeared in The Sound of Music, had the von Trapps been Finnish rather than Austrian. Carol composer Alfred Burt has no less than three selections here. The son of an Episcopalian minister, Burt composed a modest fifteen carols in his short life (he died at 33), but these fifteen pieces have become cult favorites, to be polished and performed. His best known piece is “Caroling, Caroling” (not included here). Instead, Pohjola selected “Bright Bright The Holly Berries,” “Ah, Bleak and Chill the Wintry Wind,” and “Jesu Parvule.” All are pleasantly performed and show that the seasonal spirit may be captured without the benefit of the fatigued standard fare. Not that there is none here. A jazzy “Little Drummer Boy” and somber “White Christmas” are also present. That is just so this unfamilar collection is not too unfamiliar, thereby holding the public's attention just long enough for us to realize the true treasure within.
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