Album title
Trio Mediæval
Mats Eilertsen, double bass 
Trygve Seim, soxophone
Catalogue #

Disc 1
Hybrid SACD
Stereo DSD
Disc 2 Pure Audio Blu-ray
2.0 LPCM 192/24
5.1 Dolby TrueHD 192/24
7.1.4 Auro-3D 96kHz
7.1.4 Dolby Atmos 48kHz
mShuttle: MQA + FLAC + MP3
Region: ABC - worldwide

Release date
June 2021
Recording date

October 2020

Sofienberg Church, Norway
Original source
DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)


Trio Mediæval's collection of hymns and lullabies — intimate songs as old as time and as new as tomorrow: this is music with no boundaries, celebrating our common humanity. We'll never know the first song or the first singer, and we'll never know what they sang about. But if time could unwind and we could hear it, perhaps we would witness a mother or a father singing the first lullaby. When we sing a hymn or a lullaby we become a link in a chain that began in the unknowable past and will stretch into the infinite future: a timeless continuum of solace and comfort.

The new lullabies by Anders Jormin and Sinikka Langeland began in their heads as little musical gifts for real children, and are here sung for all of us by three singers who have sung many a lullaby to their own children, aided and abetted on this album by Trygve Seim, and Mats Eilertsen, fathers both.

Hailed as a "fascinating journey with music of timeless beauty", Trio Mediæval’s highly acclaimed first album Words of the Angel in 2001 launched the group into the elite circles of early music ensembles and introduced them to a broad international audience. Formed in 1997, the Grammy nominated vocal ensemble consists of founder members Linn Andrea Fuglseth and Anna Maria Friman, and Jorunn Lovise Husan who joined the group in 2018. Trio Mediæval has recorded eight albums for ECM Records. Solacium is their first release with the Norwegian label 2L.

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 delivers a new standard in immersion, fully enveloping the audience in a cocoon of life-like audio. Recorded in discrete 7.1.4 at DXD resolution.

Trio Mediævals samling med salmer og vuggeviser – hymns and lullabies – er intime sanger, like gamle som tiden selv og like ferske som morgendagen. Dette er musikk uten grenser som hyller vår felles medmenneskelighet. Vi kommer aldri til å vite hva den første sangen var, eller hvem som sang den. Og vi kommer heller aldri til å vite hva de sang om. Men om vi kunne spole tiden tilbake og hørt, kanskje vi hadde vært vitne til en mor eller far som sang den aller første vuggevisa. Når vi synger en salme eller en vuggevise, blir vi en del av denne kjeden som oppstod i en fjern og ukjent fortid, og som strekker inn i en uendelig fremtid: en tidløs, ubrutt strøm av lindring og trøst.

De nye vuggevisene til Anders Jormin og Sinikka Langeland begynte livet som små musikalske gaver til barn i virkeligheten, og synges her for oss av tre sangere som har sunget mang en vuggevise for egne unger. Bistått og godt hjulpet for anledningen av Trygve Seim og Mats Eilertsen, fedre begge to.

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