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Lyr Req: Songs of Norway

AllisonA(Animaterra) 23 Jul 11 - 02:57 PM
Little Robyn 23 Jul 11 - 06:51 PM
Little Robyn 23 Jul 11 - 06:58 PM
Jack Campin 23 Jul 11 - 07:01 PM
Crowhugger 23 Jul 11 - 07:05 PM
GUEST,mg 23 Jul 11 - 07:15 PM
Crowhugger 23 Jul 11 - 07:20 PM
Jack Campin 23 Jul 11 - 07:55 PM
mg 24 Jul 11 - 01:16 AM
Monique 24 Jul 11 - 02:15 AM
OldPossum 24 Jul 11 - 03:46 AM
bassen 24 Jul 11 - 03:59 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 24 Jul 11 - 06:32 AM
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bassen 24 Jul 11 - 07:45 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 23 Jul 11 - 02:57 PM

I am leading a singing workshop next Saturday entitled, "Sing from the Heart". I will be teaching several chorus songs, rounds, etc. from the world over. It seems like a good thing to try to find a song from Norway. Perhaps a way to ease our own pain over the loss of a sense of security in that lovely country, and to send our loving thoughts out to all in pain and fear.

Suggestions?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: Little Robyn
Date: 23 Jul 11 - 06:51 PM

Checking on the 'cat I found reference to a Norwegian song - Per Spelman but when I found the words, it's about Paul's little hen who ran away from the farm and was chased by a fox. Paul tried to save her but Cluck, cluck, cluck, she cried in vain.
Not really suitable at this time.
Maybe there's something by Edvard Grieg?
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: Little Robyn
Date: 23 Jul 11 - 06:58 PM

Maybe Oleanna?

Robyn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: Jack Campin
Date: 23 Jul 11 - 07:01 PM

My post got lost, but the obvious one is "Solveig's Song" from "Peer Gynt".

score (solo voice and piano):

http://imslp.org/wiki/Peer_Gynt,_Op.23_%28Grieg,_Edvard%29

words:

http://josvg.home.xs4all.nl/cits/sb/video/sb-solveig.html

Norwegian original with literal translation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solveig%27s_Song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: Crowhugger
Date: 23 Jul 11 - 07:05 PM

If you don't find one suitable that's specifically from Norway (which you probably will having a week in which to find it), Dona Nobis Pacem, or many others, will work as a tribute.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 23 Jul 11 - 07:15 PM

If you can find the song that preceeded Oleeana it is an old fishing tune..Seattle Norwegian Men's chorus has sung it...mg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: Crowhugger
Date: 23 Jul 11 - 07:20 PM

Norwegian national anthem is always an option.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: Jack Campin
Date: 23 Jul 11 - 07:55 PM

Kirsten Flagstad: Solveig's Song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: mg
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 01:16 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOJ_SqbLTBU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOJ_SqbLTBU


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: Monique
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 02:15 AM

Check Ingeb


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: OldPossum
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 03:46 AM

A great favourite of mine is the song Anna Lovinda, this link gives the lyrics in Danish (my language), with notation and guitar chords.

Here is a YouTube of Thomas Jensen singing it in Danish.

Alex Campbell (YouTube) translated it into English and sings it here.

It has a beautiful melody.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: bassen
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 03:59 AM

Try "Til ungdommen" by Nordahl Grieg. Til Ungdommen



English version performed

norwegian version performed

Nordahl Grieg was a poet and playwright who died fighting the Germans in WWII. He also wrote a poem in 1940 that is much quoted these sad days - the final lines say: "We are so few in this country, every fallen is a brother, a friend"

Bassen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 06:32 AM

These are beautiful. I don't want to wake up my house-guests (I have a house full this weekend!) but can't wait to listen to your suggestions. Thank you so much!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: cetmst
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 07:17 AM

Mike and Else's Norwegian Songbook, Mike and Else Sevig, pub. Skandisk. Inc., 6667 W. Old Shakopee Road, Suite 109, Bloomington MN 55438, 1985, web site: www.tomten-skandisk.com., scores, chords, lyrics in Norwegian and English, discography. I found a copy a couple of years ago at Rasmussens in Solvang CA, a well as songbooks of Sweden and Denmark. - Charles


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: bassen
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 07:45 AM

Anna Lovinda was written by Norwegian troubadour and TV personality Erik Bye. Norwegian lyrics here

Bye's original recording
here


You might like jazz and rock guitarist Frode Alnæs' hymn Vitae Lux. You can here it
here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Norway
From: Teribus
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 11:35 AM

There is always this song about about a mythical Island to the west:

It's called Tir Na Noir

The First is the original in Norwegian by the Group who wrote it and made it famous

Vamp:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY7Qajh9LOU&feature=related

The Second is the same song in English by a Japanese singer Emi Fujita:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvWwyEwwhVI&feature=related


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