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Julero (Christmas Calm)

01 DEILIG ER JORDEN
mel: Silesian folk tune / lyrics: Bernhard Severin Ingemann
arr: Jostein Hasselgård

"Beautiful Saviour" has been one of the most beloved Christmas songs in Norway for many years. The privilege of life, the passing of time, and that one should enjoy it and use it well. See a translation of the song.

02 ET BARN ER FØDT I BETLEHEM
mel: German folk tune / lyrics: Nikolai F. S. Grundtvig
arr: Håvard Gravdal

"A child is born in Bethlehem" is also one of the most well known Christmas songs in Norway, but not with this melody. This is an old German folk tune, and the lyrics describes the story of the birth of Jesus, the sheperds at the fields and the angels singing to them.

03 VIDDER
mel: Stein Austrud
arr: Anne Hilde Grøv / Elisabeth Anvik / Jostein Hasselgård

A non-lyrical song composed by a friend of ours, suits as an prelude to the next track. "Vidder" means "plateaus" in the meaning of Norwegian landscape in the mountains.

04 KLING NO KLOKKA
mel: Norwegian folk tune / lyrics: Elias Blix
arr: Håvard Gravdal

The first verse means "Ring out, church bells! Ring and call us from a thousand towers! Ring out salvation! Beckon and greet us in peace as children of God!" A song calling for Christmas, with lyrics by one of the most famous poets from the northern part of Norway; Elias Blix (1836-1902).

05 JEG SYNGER JULEKVAD
mel: German-Latin psalm from the Middle Ages
lyrics: Martin Luther / Norwegian translation: M. B. Landstad
arr: Håvard Gravdal / Pust

Internationally known as "In dulci jubilo" ("In sweet rejoicing") - a traditional Christmas carol about feeling the joy of the birth of the child Jesus.

06 ROMJULSDRØM
mel: Thoralf Borg / lyrics: Alf Prøysen
arr: Håvard Gravdal

"Christmas Time dream" - written by Alf Prøysen; one of the most famous and beloved poets in Norway (PUST has recorded quite many of his songs at "Femkant" and "Kry"). This story is about a boy and a girl who dressed up and go to visit their grandmother. For them, her bosom is the best place to be in the world. "Romjul" is the part of the Christmas from 27th - 31st of December.

07 O HELGA NATT
mel: Adolphe Adam
arr: Jostein Hasselgård / Pust

"O Holy Night" ("Cantique de Noël") is a well-known Christmas carol, originally based on a French poem. In Norway the version of the Swedish singer Jussi Björling is a legendary. The lyrics reflects on the birth of Jesus and of mankind's redemption, but the version of PUST is without the lyrics.

08 NORDNORSK JULESALME
mel & lyrics: Trygve Hoff
arr: Håvard Gravdal

"Northern Norwegian Christmas Psalm" - a very popular Christmas song in the northern part of Norway, written by another famous poet from that part of the country; Trygve Hoff. The song describes the harsh climate and the dark times that people in the north are experiencing during the Christmas season. But they still have the belief that they will get through it with God's help.

09 I ET LITE HUS
mel: Anne Hilde Grøv / lyrics: Knut Hauland & Anne Hilde Grøv
arr: Håvard Gravdal / Pust

"In a small house" is one of two quite new composistions on this record written by a PUST member. A cute, "feelgood" story about going home for Christmas, meeting the rest of the family and share some good moments that you'll remember for a long time.

10 MITT HJERTE ALLTID VANKER
mel: Norwegian & Swedish folk tunes / lyrics: Hans Adolph Brorson
arr: Pust

"My heart will always wander" - a hymn that emphasizes the vulnerability of man, and it is used for christenings as well as confirmation ceremonies, weddings, funeral services and at Christmas. Its subject is the quiet space within, where we hide what is most dear to us. See English translation.

11 HVERDAGSSORGENE, GLEM DEM ALLE
mel: Leevi Madetoja
arr: Unknown

This is a Finnish Christmas song about forgetting every days sorrow.

12 MENS BYEN GLEDER SEG
mel: Jostein Hasselgård / lyrics: Øyvind Ebbesvik
arr: Jostein Hasselgård

"While the town delights" is also composed for this record. The song is focusing on the contrast between the traditional idyll of Christmas and modern urban life, about a child going in its own direction while the rest of the city is celebrating.

13 SÆLE JOLEKVELD
mel: Thomas Beck / lyrics: Elias Blix
arr: Håvard Gravdal

"Blessed Christmas Eve" - another song with lyrics by Elias Blix, about angels singing and rejoicing the gospel of Christmas Eve.

14 HIMLENS NÅDE
mel & lyrics: Amy Grant / Chris Eaton / Norwegian translation: Gunnar Moe
arr: Håvard Gravdal

"Breath of Heaven" - an American Christmas song written by Amy Grant. This is Mary's song, telling about her burden to become the mother to the son of God. See the original version in English.

15 STILLE NATT
mel: Franz Gruber / lyrics: Joseph Mohr / Norwegian translation: Erik Hillestad
arr: Elisabeth Anvik

"Silent night" is a well known Christmas song all over the world. Solemnly and quietly, the song relates the essence of Christmas – the union of Heaven and Earth
embodied in a newborn child.

(released at Kirkelig Kulturverksted, 18th of November 2011)

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