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Folk Music in Sweden Series
Unique recordings of Swedish folk music which present the country's musical heritage in all its breadth and richness. This series is of high value both the those with a professional interest as well as listeners just searching for the roots of the Swedish folk movement. English notes are included. See a listing of the entire series

Volume 24
Chorales and Wedding Music from Runö


For 600 years, right up to the beginning of the 1940s, a Swedish settlement existed on the island of Runö, off the coast of Estonia. There an archaic form of Swedish was spoken and many old customs and practices continued considerably longer than on the mainland. In 1938 Carl-Allan Moberg, the first professor of musicology in Sweden, accompanied the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation on a recording expedition to Runö. Amongst other things they recorded the old folk chorale singing still in existence there at that time - i.e. unison hymns influenced by folk tradition - unique in its combination of words from the hymnbook of 1695 and melodies deviating from those of the officially-prescribed chorale books. On this disc are included 31 of these chorales, as well as wedding music - fiddle tunes played on the island for many generations. Amongst the melodies can be noted Springvals, Vegaleiken, Hlatrobeine and Påldansen.

Track Listings
1 Nr 327 Huru Gud i begynnelsen
2 Nr 399 Hela världen klagar sig
3 Nr 92 O Gud det är min glädje
4 Nr 331 Ack döden haver hädan ryckt
5 Nr 213 Vaker upp I kristne alle
6 Nr 381 Hemlig stod jag en morgon
7 Nr 384 Gudi min sak hemställer jag
8 Nr 118 Esaie prophetenom hände det så
9 Nr 111 Lovsjunger Herran Gud
10 Nr 341 Tacker Herranom som är ganska blider
11 Nr 12 Vår Herre Krist kom till Jordan
12 Nr 272 Ack vad är dock livet här
13 Nr 380 Medan man lever i världen säll
14 Nr 134 Fröjder eder alle i denna kristenhet
15 Nr 328 Vi önske nu vår brudgum och brud
16 Nr 354 Den signade dag
17 Nr 367 Den ljuse dag framgången är
18 Nr 390 När min tid och stund kommen är
19 Nr 381 Hemlig stod jag en morgon
20 Nr 340 Herre Krist vi dig nu prise
21 Nr 141 Jesus är mitt liv och hälsa
22 Nr 365 Dagen ifrån oss skrider
23 Nr 127 En jungfru födde ett barn idag
24 Nr 260 Allena till Gud sätt ditt hopp fast
25 Nr 337 Allsmäktige Gud i himmelrik
26 Nr 130 In dulci jubilo
27 Nr 380 Medan man lever i världen säll
28 Nr 340 Herre Krist vi dig nu prise
29 Nr 148 Hjälp Gud att jag nu kunde
30 Nr 403 Vak upp av synden du kristendom

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