Cover Fields of Light

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Label: Footprint Records

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • Traditional:
  • 1Den blomstertid nu kommer04:23
  • 2Sommar i bergen04:47
  • 3Polska efter Futturi Petter02:43
  • 4Den blida vår05:04
  • 5Bruremarsj fra Valsöyflord02:21
  • 6Härlig är jorden01:37
  • 7Gjendines bådnlåt04:46
  • 8Första polskan03:05
  • 9Trilo06:42
  • 10Vallvisa01:34
  • Matthew Peterson (b. 1984):
  • 11Skogssjön03:41
  • 12Nocturne03:51
  • 13En strimma hav01:52
  • 14Stjärnenatten03:01
  • 15En fången fågel01:41
  • 16Ljusfälten03:43
  • Traditional:
  • 17I denna ljuva sommartid04:34
  • Josefina Paulson:
  • 18Uven02:24
  • Traditional:
  • 19Eklundapolskan02:54
  • Total Runtime01:04:43

Info for Fields of Light

Composer Matthew Peterson, nyckelharpist Josefina Paulson and the Uppsala Vocal Ensemble invite you deep into Swedish nature, literally and figuratively. Footprint Records is proud to present Fields of Light an exploration of Swedens folk traditions, its distinctive light from dawn to dusk and the strain of melancholy that lies underneath its national songs and dances. Petersons mystical settings of verses by the Finnish poet Edith Södergran (1892-1923) range from nuanced, minor-key nocturnes to frolicking dances, all of them woven with the plaintive, resonant thread of Josefina Paulsons nyckelharpa the keyed fiddle that is Swedens national folk instrument. In between, Paulsons instrument leads renditions of Swedish folk songs for all seasons, sung in evocative arrangements. Peterson is an award-winning Swedish-American composer known for his work on both sides of the Atlantic. He describes Södergrans poems as lyrical and free, rich in color and detail, an apt description of his own atmospheric and deeply absorbing choral music, which uses much more than the vocal chords to evoke its broad, luminous landscapes. His works are sung here by a radiant, precise and beautifully blended Uppsala Vocal Ensemble under musical director and principal conductor since 2011, Sofia Ågren. In Josefina Paulson, the choir collaborates with one of the most respected exponents of the nyckelharpa and 2016s World Nyckelharpa Champion. She joined the singers and Ågren in the warm acoustic of Bäringe Church to create a recording that combines atmosphere, resonance and perfection to magical effect.

Uppsala Vokalensemble
Sofia Ågren, conductor

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Booklet for Fields of Light

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