Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir
Storkyrkan Choir
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
May 2000


Stenhammar: One People, Stockholm Exhibition Cantata

Released to mark the anniversary of the 1897 Stockholm Exhibition, these works are truly monumental in scale, written by a composer whose severe self-criticism resulted in him writing very little. There are some stunningly written choral sections with a near Shostakovichian sense of drama in the Exhibition Cantata – which is seldom heard and played.

One People (conducted by Gustaf Sjökvist) 1. The People 12:58 2. Sweden 2:48 3. Citizen’s Song 3:21 4. Soldier’s Song 2:13 5. Invocation and Promise 10:57 Stockholm Exhibition Cantata 6. Andante tranquillo 6:42 7. L’istesso tempo 2:08 8. Moderato assai 8:19 9. Allegro moderato 6:17