Thursday, April 14, 2011

Agnes Buen Garnas - Draumkvedet (1984 Norway) @320


Requested by our friend & contributor Wally

This is a single 42-minute work, performed as a single piece. The sound is all minor-key and very strong and mournful. The piece flows in a natural way, despite its length. The instrumentation, organ, fiddle, saxophone and all feel quite sad and dark, and the touches of harp are the one piece of brightness in the music, and make welcome touches. Not music to listen to on a dark dark in winter unless you're in the mood to wallow in it, but it has its own power and beauty.



01 - Draumkvedet


Agnes Buen Garnås: vocals
Harald Gundhus: flute, tenor saxophone
Knut Buen: Hardanger fiddle
Warren Carlstrøm Kåre: Nordstoga

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6 comments:

Wally said...

Magnificent.
Thank you CK.
Can't wait to listen to this.
Cheers, WallyG

osel said...

thank you
magnificent
osel

morinika said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

merci bcp.

Anonymous said...

This is a famous Norwegian ballad probably dating from the 1300s. Its about a man having a vision of seeing the afterlife. Kind of like Dante's Inferno.

CrimsonKing said...

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