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Classical Harmonica – Sigmund Groven

ALAN HOVHANESS: The Selybrian Syrtos · Sweet Basil Green · Karagouna · Tsaconian Dance · Pastoral · Sousta, BÉLA BARTÓK: Dance with Sticks · Waistband Dance · Stamping Dance · Hornpipe Dance · Roumanian Polka · Quick Dance (arr. Groven)more…, CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Clair de Lune (arr. Groven, Waagaard), DAVID MONRAD JOHANSEN: Når brura gjekk gjenom porthuset ved kyrkja / Bridal March, EDVARD GRIEG: Solfager og ormekongen / Solfager and the Snake-King · Bestemors menuett / Grandmother’s Minuet · Reiselåt for brurefølget / Wedding Tune, EIVIND GROVEN: Fjellvind / Mountain Winds · Neslandskyrkja / The Nesland Church, ENGLISH TRAD. : One May Morning (Seventeen Come Sunday) · Strawberry Fair, ERIC COATES: I Heard You Singing, IRISH TRAD. : The Sally Gardens (Gje meg handa di), JAMES MOODY: Broomy Hill · The Witch’s Daughter, JAMES MOODY, TOMMY REILLY: Bavarian Woodpecker, JOHAN KVANDAL: Stemning / Mood, MAURICE ARNOLD, TOMMY REILLY: Mitzva, SIGMUND GROVEN: Håp / Hope · Det var ein gong / Once Upon a Time, STANLEY MYERS: Cavatina, TOMMY REILLY: Capricious, WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Andante

Sigmund Groven, harmonica · Ivar Anton Waagaard, piano

Together with his close partner Ivar Anton Waagaard on the piano, Sigmund Groven presents an intimate album where the harmonica and piano play the leading roles.

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Together with his close partner Ivar Anton Waagaard on the piano, Sigmund Groven presents an intimate album where the harmonica and piano play the leading roles.

Part of the material on Classical Harmonica is originally composed for piano and harmonica, the rest of the tracks are songs and piano pieces Groven feels strongly about. Much of the repertoire has its roots in folk music, probably a good fit since harmonica also has its place in the folk music of many cultures. In addition, Groven has chosen originally written material of highest quality, including two self-composed songs. Producers are Groven himself and Arild Erikstad. The album was recorded in the legendary Rainbow Studio with Jan Erik Kongshaug at the control desk.

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Together with his close partner Ivar Anton Waagaard on the piano, Sigmund Groven presents an intimate album where the harmonica and piano play the leading roles.

Well-written arrangements

Groven has collected folk songs from Ireland and England, including
"One May Morning" and "Strawberry Fair", dressed in well-written arrangements for harmonica and piano by Leonard Morris. The repertoire also includes original compositions of highest quality! Among others are "The Witch’s Daughter" and "Broomy Hill" by James Moody who also arranged Mozart’s famous Sonata.

Grieg has been essential in the choice of repertoire: Classical Harmonica presents Grieg’s charming rococo pastiche " Bestemors menuett” (Grandmother’s Minuet), and a few of his folk music arrangements. Folk music is again present with Bartók’s Rumanian folk dances and Hovhaness’ Greek folk dances. Groven has also chosen Debussy’s famous "Clair de Lune", played by Groven and Waagaard with character and respect.

Compositions

In addition, the album features two tracks composed by Groven’s "mentor" Tommy Reilly, before the concluding track "Cavatina", a beautiful song by Stanley Myers, well- known as a guitar solo for John Williams, and as the theme of the movie Deer Hunter. Some tracks are also composed by Groven himself ; the completely new song "Håp” ("Hope") and "Det var ein gong" ("Once upon a time"), previously recorded both as a song and with a large orchestra – here is finally the original version for piano and harmonica!

Producers are Groven himself and Arild Erikstad. The album was recorded in the legendary Rainbow Studio with Jan Erik Kongshaug at the control desk.

Alan Hovhaness |Arild Erikstad |Béla Bartók |Claude Debussy |David Monrad Johansen |Edvard Grieg |Eivind Groven |English Trad. |Eric Coates |Irish Trad. |Ivar Anton Waagaard |James Moody |Johan Kvandal |Maurice Arnold |Sigmund Groven |Stanley Myers |Tommy Reilly |Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Release date: 12.10.2012

EAN : 7033662043934

Cat.No.: GRCD4393

Priskategori : CD