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Christmas Around Europe 2021 - Disc 6: Sweden
Swedish Christmas
Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble, from Piteå [no label, 1CD]

SR P2 (Sweden); BBC Radio 3 broadcast on December 19, 2021.

A day-long festival of Christmas music and singing from across Europe and Canada in the European Broadcasting Union’s annual Christmas music day. Choirs and ensembles come together to celebrate the wonder of Christmas. First we travel to Russia with the Moscow Synodal Choir; then to Tallinn in Estonia, with Vox Clamantis, and then from Leipzig, in Germany, we hear Mendelssohn, and from Riga in Latvia, music by Handel. The broadcast started at 11 am and ended at 11 pm.

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The Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble sing Praetorius and traditional Swedish Christmas songs.

The performance was broadcast uninterrupted as an hour-long programme. It has been arbitrarily split here for easier access.

Folkmusik, arr. Anders Öhrwall: Bereden väg
Trad.: In dulci Jubilo / Improvisation
Praetorius / Jan Sandström: Det är en ros utsprungen
Olsson: Guds son är född - Torbjörn Näsbom, nyckelharpa
Karsendal: Snön
Alfvén: Julsång
Tulpolska - Torbjörn Näsbom, nyckelharpa
Trad.: Polska efter Byss-Kalle - Torbjörn Näsbom, nyckelharpa + David Wahlén, accordion
Olsson: Advent - David Wahlén, accordion
Sköld: There is no rose
Folkmusik, arr. Gunnar Eriksson: Kristallen den fina
Gruber, arr. David Wikander: Stilla Natt
Folkmusik, arr. Jan-Åke Hillerud: Staffansvisa
Wikander: Det brinner en stjärna
Tegnér: Betlehems stjärna – Aaron Sunstein, organ
Nordqvist: Jul, jul, strålande jul
Ankarblom: Lussepolska

Track 01. Intro 5:53
Track 02. Untitled 6:18
Track 03. Untitled 8:22
Track 04. Untitled 9:10
Track 05. Untitled 7:58
Track 06. Untitled 12:47
Track 07. Untitled 9:25
60 mins

Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble, from Piteå (Sweden)
Torbjörn Näsbom, nyckelharpa
David Wahlén, accordion
Erik Westberg, conductor


  2. These bastards are ruining christmas by not speaking english . Biden is letting too many cross the border . Everything is wrong

    By Derrick on Dec 24, 2022

  3. What the hell are you talking about meat for brains.The file is christmas in Europe Dumbledorf.

    By Shecky on Jan 20, 2023

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