The Children’s Treasury of Song
The Children’s Treasury of Song
The Danish song is not only sung by a young, blonde girl, as lyricist Kai Hoffman and composer Carl Nielsen’s suggests in 'Den danske sang er en ung blond pige' / 'The Danish song is a young blonde girl'. It is also sung by children and adults, young and old, tall and low. This new collection includes 15 of the most beloved Danish children's songs. The songs are sung by the three choirs in the Danish National Choir School: DR SpireKoret, DR BørneKoret and DR JuniorKoret and accompanied by some of Denmark's best musicians. The songs get new life – both when you listen and when you sing yourself.
The little ones are singing – but the big ones do it too
The Children’s Treasury of Song is a collection of well-known Danish children’s songs in new arrangements to suit children’s voices. So the idea is also for families at home to join in. In the accompanying CD booklet you will find all the song lyrics (in Danish), which are illustrated with colourful drawings. The music is issued on a CD and is also accessible on all streaming services. On YouTube, the songs will be available with music videos, to invite you to sing along too.
The new choral arrangements of the songs have been written by, among others, the conductor of DR Korskolen, Susanne Wendt, and the conductor of the Danish National Girls' Choir, Phillip Faber.
From Carl Nielsen to Alberte
DR Korskolen has existed since 2001 and consists of just over 220 children and young people from 6 to 16 years of age. Over the last year, they have recorded 15 of their favourites from the Danish treasury of children’s songs, and the new album contains everything from Carl Nielsen’s A lark’s nest I’ve discovered, Jens Roadman and Look, the sun’s so red, mom to Alberte’s hit Choo-Bang, little Chocolate Man and Nanna’s Buster.
The choirs are accompanied by a quartet comprising Martin Seier, piano, Anders Banke, saxophone and clarinet, Thommy Andersson, bass and Jakob Weber, drums and percussion – as well as musicians from the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
The three choirs in the DR Korskolen perform in both radio and television, at concerts and on CD recordings - often together with DR's other ensembles. Every season, the choirs can be experienced in a number of TV productions from the DR Koncerthuset, eg DR's Store Juleshow and Danmark synger julen ind as well as at concerts throughout the country.
In addition to forming a framework for three rejuvenating choirs, the DR Korskolen is at the same time a pedagogical powerhouse in Danish music life. The choir's two conductors, Susanne Wendt and Clara Smedegaard, are often used as inspirers and teachers and conductors at courses, workshops and events in the DR Koncerthuset and around Denmark.
DR SpireKoret | DR BørneKoret | DR JuniorKoret
Susanne Wendt – DR BørneKoret og DR JuniorKoret
Clara Smedegaard – DR SpireKoret
Martin Seier – klaver, Anders Banke – saxofon og klarinet
Thommy Andersson – bas, Jakob Weber – trommer og percussion
Also, on Se min kjole, Hør den lille stær, Jeg ved en lærkerede, Lille sky gik morgentur, Look, the sun’s so red, mom appears:
Monika Malmquist Egholm – violin, Patricia Mia Andersen – violin, Katrine Reinhold Bundgaard – viola, Henrik Dam Thomsen – cello & Mette Termansen – oboe