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1 Arnesen: MAGNIFICAT 1. Magnificat anima mea 06:03 352/24 Album only
2 Arnesen: MAGNIFICAT 2. Ecce enim 06:01 352/24 Album only
3 Arnesen: MAGNIFICAT 3. Quia fecit 05:49 352/24 Album only
4 Arnesen: MAGNIFICAT 4. Et misericordia 04:55 352/24 Album only
5 Arnesen: MAGNIFICAT 5. Fecit potentiam 06:22 352/24 Album only
6 Arnesen: MAGNIFICAT 6. Suscepit Israel 04:02 352/24 Album only
7 Arnesen: MAGNIFICAT 7. Gloria Patri 07:41 352/24 Album only
8 Kernis: Musica Celestis 12:06 352/24 Album only
9 Gjeilo: Tundra 03:47 352/24 Album only
10 Gjeilo: Song of the Universal 11:12 352/24 Album only

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℗ © 2014 2L (Lindberg Lyd, Norway)

Kim André Arnesen (b. 1980): MAGNIFICAT
Aaron Jay Kernis (b. 1960): MUSICA CELESTIS 
Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978): Tundra; Song of the Universal

Lise Granden Berg, soprano
Cecilie Ertzaas Overrein, soprano
Magne H. Draagen, organ
Maria Næss, piano
Ola Gjeilo, piano
Nidarosdomens jentekor, choir
Anita Brevik, conductor
TrondheimSolistene, chamber ensemble
Øyvind Gimse, artistic director

The MAGNIFICAT is the Virgin Mary's song of praise to God after one of the Bible's greatest wonders: the angel Gabriel visiting her with the message that she is to be the mother of God's son. In his setting composer Kim André Arnesen expresses the feelings Mary must have felt: wonder, devotion, gratitude, joy, humility, hope and compassion. God's selection of an unknown woman living in poverty to be the mother of His son is a bottom-up view of the world if ever there was one – and Arnesen sees the Magnificat as offering support and hope for all people struggling against adversity or in need of strength.

MUSICA CELESTIS portrays the ceaseless praising of God by angels in heaven. Aaron Jay Kernis builds his work around a fairly simple melody which he remoulds in a series of variations. The intensely beautiful and mostly barren Hardangervidda mountain plateau inspired Ola Gjeilo to write Tundra, while his Song of the Universal expresses unabashed optimism, exuberance and poet Walt Whitman's unwavering confidence in our deeper humanity – all through the prism of a big, warm, beating heart.

Recordced May 2013, January and May 2014 at the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway.

Producer: Morten Lindberg
Recording engineers: Morten Lindberg and Beatrice Johannessen
Editing engineers: Jørn Simenstad and Morten Lindberg
Mixing and mastering engineer: Morten Lindberg