A collection of Grex Vocalis’ highlights spanning over 40 years, including three brand new recordings. The sound has been remastered by Morten Lindberg, and the recording sums up Grex Vocalis’ career among the top Norwegian choirs.
Edvard Grieg: Choral Music
Grex Vocalis takes us on a journey to Grieg’s musical treasures. With Magnus Staveland as tenor soloist we venture into the heavens with “Four Hymns” after having explored the joys and sorrows of life in “Children´s Songs” and “Album for Male Voices.” Other highlights are “The Last Spring” and “Ave, Maris Stella.”
Arne Nordheim: Draumkvedet
Draumkvedet (The Dream Ballad), was originally written for a stage production in connection with the Winter Olympic Games at Lillehammer in 1994. The recording was awarded the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemannsprisen) in 2006.
Regardless of how one might choose to celebrate Christmas today, we believe that this music can contribute atmosphere, light and hope at the darkest time of the year. Grex Vocalis and the record label 2L have brought together some of the most beautiful Christmas music for a cappella choir.
Francis Poulenc: Liberté
Grex Vocalis and director Carl Høgset performs treasures by the 20th century composer Poulenc. The choir’s cooperation with the distinguished Norwegian label Simax Classics results in a recording of rich sonority.
The CD is dedicated to Norwegian sacred music of the 20th century. It was recorded at the church of Uranienborg, Oslo, in 1995 and 1996, and features works by Grieg, Nystedt, Nordheim and Kverno.
Visst skal våren komme
Grex Vocalis did this recording in 1984 with Gøran Fristorp and Anne Lise Gjøstøl, containing songs on hope, written by Eyvind Skeie and Sigvald Tveit. The music is inspired by Greek and Latin American music styles.