Album
   
Album title
HIMMELRAND
Performer

Uranienborg Vokalensemble
Inger-Lise Ulsrud, organ
Elisabeth Holte, conductor

Catalogue #
2L-126-SABD
EAN13
7041888521723
ISRC-code
NOMPP1605010-170

Disc 1
Hybrid SACD
MCH 5.1 DSD
Stereo DSD
Disc 2

Pure Audio Blu-ray
2.0 LPCM 192/24
5.1 DTS HDMA 192/24
9.1 Auro-3D
Dolby Atmos
mShuttle: MQA + MP3
Region: ABC - worldwide


Release date
August 2016
Recording date
October 2015
Location
Uranienborg Church, Norway
Original source
DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
 

HIMMELRAND

The Church of Norway's new Hymnal came into use in 2013. Its goal is twofold: to hold on to traditions from earlier hymnals and to bring in something new, with texts in a modern idiom and with new melodies and new harmonic ideas. The texts of Nordic hymns belong to a shared Scandinavian heritage. They deal with sorrow and joy, faith and doubt, and express in words some of life's most painful events. There is nothing static about the hymn tradition; on the contrary, it is constantly evolving and continues to be interpreted by our contemporary composers, hymnographers and performers. This is precisely where the strength of the hymn tradition lies. An old hymn in a fresh musical setting loses none of its power; it simply undergoes a change – sometimes small, sometimes more substantial – to its character.

In this recording there are also three newly composed arrangements by the Norwegian composers Marianne Reidarsdatter Eriksen, Ola Gjeilo and Ørjan Matre. The hymns are sung by Uranienborg Vokalensemble, conducted by Elisabeth Holte, with Inger-Lise Ulsrud on the organ.

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Immersive Audio is a sonic sculpture that you can literally move around and relate to spatially; surrounded by music you can move about in the aural space and choose angles, vantage points and positions. Dolby Atmos and the Auro-3D on this Pure Audio Blu-ray deliver a new standard in immersion, fully enveloping the audience in a cocoon of life-like audio. Recorded in discrete 11.1 at DXD resolution.

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Whereas the regular stereo mix is individually optimized for each piece of music – the organ or the choir, or the combination of the two – this holistic mix provides a unified perspective for the complete album experience, placing you as a listener in the middle of the church.

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I 2013 tok Den norske kirke i bruk en ny salmebok. Med sitt rike innhold søker den å bevare en tradisjon samtidig som den ønsker å være nyskapende, med tekster i et moderne språk og med nye melodiføringer og harmoniseringer. De nordiske salmetekstene er Skandinavias felles kulturarv. Tekstene omhandler sorg og glede, tro og tvil, og setter ord på livets sårbare hendelser. Salmetradisjonen er langt fra statisk; tvert imot er den i stadig utvikling og fortolkes av dagens komponister, tekstforfattere og utøvere. Det er nettopp her salmetradisjonen viser sin styrke. Når den er kledt i en annen musikalsk drakt, så mister den ikke sin kraft, den endrer simpelthen sin karakter.

I denne innspillingen kan vi også høre tre nykomponerte arrangementer av de norske komponistene Marianne Reidarsdatter Eriksen, Ola Gjeilo og Ørjan Matre. I tillegg til Uranienborg Vokalensemble, dirigert av Elisabeth Holte, medvirker Inger-Lise Ulsrud på orgel.

Mens den vanlige stereomiksen er individuelt optimalisert for hver besetning – orgel eller kor, eller en kombinasjon av de to enhetene – så gir den holistiske spesialversjonen et mer helhetlig albumperspektiv fra midt i kirken.

GRAMMY
Best Choral Performance 59th GRAMMY Nominee

 
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Artwork The Uranienborg Church altarpiece by Emanuel Vigeland (1915) / Front Cover Photo Morten Lindberg / Session photos Morten Lindberg / Artist photo _ / Stage Layout _