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Albums by Ketil Bjørnstad

Sunrise - A Cantata On Texts By Edvard Munch
Vinding's Music - Songs from the Alder Thicket
Label: ECM
Quality: FLAC 24 bits 96.0kHz
mp3 and booklet included
1
Introitus / A Passion for John Donne (L… Introitus / A Passion for John Donne (Live) 3:08    
Album only
Track length:3:08
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339401
2
Thou Hast Made Me (Live) Thou Hast Made Me (Live) 7:54    
Album only
Track length:7:54
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339402
3
A Fever (Live) A Fever (Live) 5:43    
Album only
Track length:5:43
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339403
4
Death, Be Not Proud (Live) Death, Be Not Proud (Live) 3:39    
Album only
Track length:3:39
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339404
5
Interlude No. 1 (Live) Interlude No. 1 (Live) 2:48    
Album only
Track length:2:48
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339405
6
The Legacy (Live) The Legacy (Live) 3:48    
Album only
Track length:3:48
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339406
7
Batter My Heart, Three Personed God (Li… Batter My Heart, Three Personed God (Live) 3:28    
Album only
Track length:3:28
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339407
8
A Nocturnal Upon St. Lucy's Day (Live) A Nocturnal Upon St. Lucy's Day (Live) 8:33    
Album only
Track length:8:33
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339408
9
Farewell to Love (Live) Farewell to Love (Live) 7:31    
Album only
Track length:7:31
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339409
10
Interlude No. 2 (Live) Interlude No. 2 (Live) 4:02    
Album only
Track length:4:02
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339410
11
Since She Whom I Loved Hath Paid Her La… Since She Whom I Loved Hath Paid Her Last Debt (Live) 2:22    
Album only
Track length:2:22
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339411
12
A Valediction, Forbidden Mourning (Live) A Valediction, Forbidden Mourning (Live) 8:20    
Album only
Track length:8:20
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339412
13
Oh, to Vex Me, Contraries Meet in One (… Oh, to Vex Me, Contraries Meet in One (Live) 5:03    
Album only
Track length:5:03
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339413
14
Interlude No. 3 (Live) Interlude No. 3 (Live) 2:33    
Album only
Track length:2:33
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339414
15
There We Leave You (Live) There We Leave You (Live) 3:50    
Album only
Track length:3:50
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad
Performer: Ketil Bjørnstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: ECM Records/Verlag GmbH
Composer: Ketil Bjørnstad
ISRC: DEB333339415
Digital booklet Album only

Ketil Bjørnstad’s passion for the English metaphysical poet John Donne (1572-1631) is a lifelong affair. His settings of Donne’s verse have led to recordings including The ShadowGrace and the ECM album The Light. “After working with the texts of John Donne for more than twenty years, I still find new approaches to understanding what he wrote and I find music throughout. It is in the language, in the rhythm, in the silence between the sentences - a passionate quest for meaning and reconciliation. Donne's dramatic life is reflected in the texts and everywhere in them you will find the passion, melodies and sounds”. Bjørnstad wrote A passion for John Donne for the Oslo International Church Festival in the winter of 2011/2012 and the premiere performance – documented here – was at the Sofienberg Kirke in Oslo in March 2012. The Oslo Chamber Choir is sensitively directed by Håkon Daniel Nystedt, and passion is personified in the unique performance of Håkon Kornstad, who makes his ECM debut, as both tenor saxophonist and classical tenor singer.

Personel

 

Håkon Kornstad saxophone, flute, voice
Ketil Bjørnstad piano
Birger Mistereggen percussion
Oslo Chamber Choir
Håkon Daniel Nystedt conductor

 

ECM 2014

 

About Ketil Bjørnstad:

Described as “a cultural prodigy” by The Guardian’s John Fordham, Ketil Bjørnstad studied piano in Oslo, London and Paris, and was set for a career in classical music before exposure to jazz changed his priorities. Although he did not come to ECM until 1993 with “Water Stories” he was involved with the label’s musicians from the early 1970s; his 1973 debut album featuring Arild Andersen and Jon Christensen as rhythm section. From the outset he was also active as journalist and author. From 1972-1998, he was music and literature critic for Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten. He published his first book of poems in 1972 and his first novel in 1974. Many books have followed since then and translations have appeared in Danish, Swedish, German, Dutch, Finnish, English, French, Czech, Polish, Korean, Russian, Bengali, Greek and Turkish.