Artist: Arne Domnerus, Leif Strands Kammarkor
Title: Sorgen och Gladjen
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1971
Quality: High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz
Label: 2xHD

Is this the line between folk and spiritual song? Between hymn to Christ’s bride and the earthly love song? The border is not straight and clear, but on both sides lies a treasure of music and lyrics that we must have to stay alive — in our day and future , as an inheritance . . . Leif Strand and the musicians on this record, offer a kind of continuation of the sorrow and the joy.
Leif Strand Chamber Choir began in 1965; the first concert together with jazz musicians was held at Hnsten 1967 with, among others, Jan Johansson, Arne Domnrus, Rune Gustafsson, Georg Riedel. Since the choir — in connection with Arne Domnrus sextet — made a couple hundred concerts, numerous radio and television appearances and five published LPs.
On this album, the Leif Stand Choir from Sweden join with Jazz greats Georg Riedel, Arne Domnrus, Egil Johansen and Bengt Hallberg — best known for their work on the classic Jazz At The Pawnshop. Joy and Sorrow features the choir and musicians performing traditional, chorale and spiritual music.

For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4″, 15 ips CCIR master tape was played on a Nagra-Tmodifiedwithhigh-endtube playback electronics, wired with OCCsilver cable from the playback head direct to a Telefunken EF806 tube. The Nagra T has one of the best transports ever made, having four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers andatape tension head. We did an analog transfer for each high-res sampling and A & B comparisons were made with the original LP, using the KRONOS turntable with a BLACK BEAUTY tone arm.


01 – Sorgen och gldjen (arr. L. Strand for choir)
02 – Vrldens frlsare, kom hr (arr. L. Strand for choir)
03 – Lagd p str (arr. A. Frostenson for choir)
04 – Kommen I herdar (arr. L. Strand for choir)
05 – Valltar frn Rttvik
06 – Se, vi g upp till Jerusalem (arr. L. Strand for choir)
07 – Min sjl, du mste glmma (arr. L. Strand for choir)
08 – Krist r uppstnden (arr. L. Strand for choir)
09 – Dig Helge Ande bedja vi (arr. L. Strand for choir)
10 – Veni, Sancte Spiritus (arr. L. Strand for choir)
11 – Som fgelen vid ljusan dag (arr. L. Strand)
12 – En herrdag i hjden (arr. L. Strand)
13 – O, hur saligt att f vandra (arr. L. Strand for choir)