With Christmas right around the corner, why not take time to enjoy some seasonal music? Here are a few selections you might enjoy on your own, in your lodge, or with your family:
Juletid – Kirsten Bråten Berg/Hallvard T. Bjørgum/Eilert Hægeland
A unique collection of classic Christmas songs rearranged as traditional Norwegian folk tunes for voice, organ and Hardanger fiddle.
Jul i Nidarosdomen – Nidarsdomens Guttekor
The boy choir of Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim present Christmas classics.
Deilig er Jorden – Oslo Domkor
Known in English as Beautiful Savior, this hymn is a Norwegian Christmas favorite. This spine-tingling version was recorded by the Oslo Cathedral Choir.
Northern Lights – Sissel Kyrkjebø
In this assortment of both contemporary and traditional songs for the season, Norwegian pop icon Sissel presents 12 songs, also featuring opera legend Jose Carreras.
Sølvguttene Synger Julen Inn – Sølvguttene [The Silver Boys]
A live concert with Oslo’s renowned boy choir, Sølvguttene, founded in 1940 by Torstein Grythe, who remained the conductor for 64 years.
Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker – Morten Harket with Sølvguttene
a-ha front man Morten Harket belts Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker with Sølvguttene, showing he’s got chops that reach beyond the pop sphere.
Members can listen to these tunes in a convenient playlist and record their responses to earn a pin for the Sons of Norway Cultural Skills Music unit. To view requirements, log in at sonsofnorway.com and find the Music unit under Member Resources – Cultural Programming. Find other Cultural Skills playlists on the Sons of Norway YouTube Channel.