Album
   
Album title
Oak & Mayfly
Performer

Schola Cantorum
Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl, conductor

Catalogue #
2L-121
EAN13
7041888521129
ISRC-code
NOMPP1512010

Disc 1
HD file distribution
- no physical product
Disc 2

5.0 surround + stereo


Release date
December 2015
Recording date
March 2015
Location
Uranienborg Church, Norway
Original source
DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
 

Bjørn Morten Christophersen: Oak & Mayfly

Oak and Mayfly, based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen, is about how time is experienced by an oak tree and by a mayfly. The oak has seen centuries come and go, and can expect to live far into the unforseeable future. The mayfly, on the other hand, lives its life in thousands of very short moments. The oak expresses sympathy with this fragile creature that is in such a hurry to live, but the mayfly answers: "Well, if you take the big view you don't live so long either." The following winter the oak dreams his final and most fantastic dream, in which it grows so high that it reaches heaven. Now that very night the oak is felled by a powerful storm. In Andersen's story this happens on Christmas night – a night that betokens a new era with the birth of Jesus. Bjørn Morten Christophersen composed Oak and Mayfly for Schola Cantorum's 50th jubilee in 2014. The choir has recorded music by Christophersen earlier, on its album Audiens (2009).


Oak and Mayfly, basert på et eventyr av H. C. Andersen, tar for seg tiden slik den oppleves av et eiketre og en døgnflue. Eika har sett århundrer komme og gå og kan leve videre i uoverskueligheter. Døgnflua, derimot, lever livet i tusener av øyeblikk. Treet føler med den skjøre skapningen som har sånn hastverk med å leve, men døgnflua svarer: ”Hvis man ser litt stort på det, så lever de vel like lenge?” Neste vinter drømmer eika sin siste og mest fantastiske drøm hvor den vokser like inn i himmelen. Og samme natt blir hun felt av en stor storm. Hos Andersen er dette selveste julenatten – en natt som varsler en ny tid i Jesu fødsel. Bjørn Morten Christophersen skrev stykket Oak & Mayfly til Schola Cantorums 50års jubileum i 2014. Koret har tidligere spilt inn musikk av Christophersen på platen Audiens (2009).

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