MINE SALMER – Bjøro Håland

CHARLES HENRY PURDAY: LEI MILDE LJOS, CHRISTIAN HEINRICH RINCK: FAGER KVELDSSOL SMILER (No. lyrics: Peter Hognestad), DAVID SANKEY: ET UNGDOMSLIV, JOHN R. SWENEY: LA MEG FÅ HØRE OM JESUS, KAI KJÄLL, TORSTEIN KJÄLL: MIN GÅRSDAG ER FORBI, LARmore…S SØRAAS D.Y: DEN FYRSTE SONG EG HØYRA FEKK (Lyrics: Per Sivle), MOSIE LISTER: DER INGEN ENSOM STÅR IGJEN (WHERE NOONE STANDS ALONE) (No. lyrics: Bjøro Håland), OSCAR AHNFELT: BLOTT EN DAG (No. lyrics: Trygve Bjerkrheim), SIGURD LUNDE: JEG ER I HERRENS HENDER, THOMAS HASTING: KLIPPE, DU SOM BRAST FOR MEG, TRAD. : NAVNET JESUS · EG VEIT I HIMMELRIK EI BORG · HERRE GUD, DITT DYRE NAVN OG ÆRE (Lyrics: Petter Dass) · O STORE GOD

Bjøro Håland

Norway’s king of country music singing hymns.

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Bjøro Håland sings hymns

Bjøro Håland have taken the step from country music to the hymn, and shows another side of themselves than we have previously seen. Church music is not something new for Håland: he has had a close relationship to this music throughout his life and has used American gospel song on his previous releases. With energy and presence in the performances of these hymn, Håland strengthened his position as a gifted singer and as a skilled interpreter of different materias. The recording took place in the autumn 2004 in Grindheim church. The album was dedicated to his mother, Anna Håland, who had long wanted him to record a CD of Norwegian hymns. The 14 selected hymns all have special meaning for Håland. Here we find, among others, Per Sivle and Lars Sørås’ "Den fyrste song eg høyra fekk". More "typically" Hålandsk is David Sankey "Et ungdomsliv" before he returns to more traditional hymns, such as Petter Dass’ "Herre Gud ditt dyre navn og ære".

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Bjøro Håland is one of Norway´s most beloved and best-selling artists. December 1st, he releases the album Mine salmer where he sings his dearest hymns.

Homesickness And A Longing for Heaven

Country music has much in common with hymns.
– Many times I have included gospel song on my recordings. There is a certain kinship between country music and hymns. While country music songs are characterized by a melancholic longing for home, it’s more a matter of longig for heaven in hymns, and the longing that exists in the hymn texts have touched me, says Håland.
Mine salmer was recorded in autumn 2004 in Grindheim church, in Håland´s childhood church in Audnedal. The CD is dedicated to his 90-year-old mother, Anna, who long wanted him to record a Norwegian hymn CD. His childhood home was filled with hymns and worship songs, and heis father Arne often sang hymns when young Bjøro was with him at work in the truck.

Different Moods

The 14 hymns Bjøro Håland has, all mean something special to him. Hymns have different moods and musical expressions. – "Den fyrste song eg høyra fekk" was the first song my mother sang to me, says Håland. With text by Per Sivle and music by Lars Sørås, it is close to a singer/songwriter tune. Bernt Rune Stray and Jon Kleveland has arranged the Norwegian folk tune "Eg veit i himmelrik ei borg", focusing on soreness and tenderness. And good, old Håland, as we know him, is to b found in David Sankey´s "Et ungdomsliv" with text by Hallvard Gunnleiksen Heggtveit. The hymns "Blott en dag" and "Leid milde ljos", is beautifully and tenderly performed, accompanied by Per Kolstad on organ, Fredrik Sahlander on bass, Bernt Rune Stray on guitar and Karl Oluf Wennerberg on percussion. Finally, another hymn worth metioning is Petter Dass’ "Herre Gud ditt dyre navn og ære", a mighty hymn where Dag Wolf contributes with a fairytale-like, but transparent sound. Mine salmer is produced by Jon Kleveland.

Anne Joreid Frigstad |Bente Ringøen Hegén |Bernt Rune Stray |Bjøro Håland |Bodil Kvernenes Nørsett |Charles Henry Purday |Christian Heinrich Rinck |Dag Wolf |David Sankey |Fredrik Sahlander |Håvard Gryting |Hildegunn S. Strømme |John R. Sweney |Jon Kleveland |Kai Kjäll |Karl Oluf Wennerberg |Kjetil Damsgård |Kristian Sødal |Kristin Folkvord Pedersen |Lars Søraas d.y |Marit Øvensen Frustøl |Mosie Lister |Oscar Ahnfelt |Per Kolstad |Runar Nørsett |Signe Anette Sødal |Sigurd Lunde |Thomas Hasting |Tone Marie S. Aasheim |Tor Espen Bergan |Tore Andersen |Torstein Kjäll |Trad.

Release date: 01.12.2004

EAN : 7033662042074

Cat.No.: GRCD4207

Priskategori : CD