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Sissel & Russell Watson - Bridge Over Troubled Water - 2002
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Shenandoah - 2001
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Taro Ichihara, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Kurt Nilsen, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. "Shenandoah" (also called "Oh Shenandoah", or "Across the Wide Missouri") is an American folk song, dating to the early 19th century. The lyrics may tell the story of a roving trader in love with the daughter of an Indian chief; in this interpretation, the rover tells the chief of his intent to take the girl with him far to the west, across the Missouri River. Other interpretations tell of a pioneer's nostalgia for the Shenandoah River Valley in Virginia, and a young woman who is its daughter; or of a Union soldier in the American Civil War, dreaming of his country home to the west of the Missouri river, in Shenandoah, Iowa (though the town lies some 50 miles east of the river). The provenance of the song is unclear. The song is also associated with escaped slaves. They were said to sing the song in gratitude because the river allowed their scent to be lost. The Shenandoah area made many parts like wheels and seats for wagons going west. These parts were assembled in Conestoga Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and settlers set out in Conestoga wagons down the Ohio River, on the Mississippi and west up the Missouri River. Lyrics were undoubtedly added by rivermen, settlers, and the millions who went west. With possible origins in Virginia, noting that its title is also the name of a Virginia river, the song has been considered for Virginia's official state song.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - 2006
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Taro Ichihara, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Kurt Nilsen, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is a Christmas hymn or carol written by Charles Wesley, brother of the Methodist movement founder John Wesley. It first appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems in 1739, under the topic of "Hymn for Christmas-Day". The original opening couplet was "Hark! how all the welkin rings / Glory to the King of Kings". The version known today is the result of alterations by various hands, most notably George Whitefield, Wesley's co-worker, who changed the opening couplet to the familiar one we know today. The tune that is normally used for this carol is based on a chorus composed by Felix Mendelssohn in 1840, part of his cantata Festgesang zur Eröffnung der am ersten Tage der vierten Säkularfeier der Erfindung der Buchdruckerkunst ("Festival Song")
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Sissel & Plácido Domingo - Fire In Your Heart
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime. This is an English version of the Norwegian song "Se Ilden Lyse" from the Olympic Games on Lillehammer in 1994. FIRE IN YOUR HEART Go to the land with the heaven aglow Go to the home of the troll and the snow Lead your dream by the hand To wonderland Go for the future you know you can win Go for the goal that you carry within Go where wishes come true I'll go with you Climb the mountains, show me your heaven Lend me your hand when I go astray Life is magic when we're together Close to you is where I will stay You've got a fire in your heart I need your flame to warm me when we're apart When the world is dark I'll share your light You'll make my world a star in the night Love is forever with you as my friend When I am tired you cheer me again You're my force when I fight This game called life Climb the mountains, show me your heaven Lend me your hand and I'll go astray Life is magic when we're together Close to you is where I will stay You've got a fire in your heart I need your flame to warm me when we're apart When the world is dark I'll share your light You'll make my world a star in the night Climb the mountains, show me your heaven Lend me your hand and I'll go astray Life is magic when we're together Close to you is where I will stay You've got a fire in your heart I need your flame to warm me when we're apart When the world is dark I'll share your light You'll make my world a star in the night You'll make my world a star in the night
Views: 316250 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - You'll Never Walk Alone - 2002
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 2422824 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Sancta Maria - 2004
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime. SANCTA MARIA Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed, blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. The fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Holy Mary, Holy Mary, pray for us. Amen. Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Views: 1639834 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Mariä Wiegenlied - 2006
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. MARIA WIEGENLIED Maria sitz im Rosenhag Und wiegt ihr Jesuskind, Durch die Blätter leise Weht der warme Sommerwind. Zu ihren Füßen singt Ein buntes Vögelein : Schlaf, Kindlein, süße, Schlaf nun ein! Hold ist dein Lächeln, Holder deines Schlummers Lust, Leg dein müdes Köpfchen Fest an deiner Mutter Brust! Schlaf, Kindlein, süße, Schlaf nun ein!
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Somewhere (Studio Version)
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 520140 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Mitt hjerte alltid vanker - 2007
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Taro Ichihara, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Kurt Nilsen, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. MITT HJERTE ALLTID VANKER Mitt hjerte alltid vanker i Jesu føderom, der samles mine tanker som i sin hovedsum. Der er min lengsel hjemme, der har min tro sin skatt; jeg kan deg aldri glemme velsignet julenatt! Akk, kom jeg opp vil lukke mitt hjerte og mitt sinn og full av lengsel sukke: Kom, Jesus, dog herinn! Det er ei fremmed bolig, du har den selv jo kjøpt, så skal du blive trolig her i mitt hjerte svøpt. Jeg gjerne palemgrene vil om din krybbe strø, for deg, for deg alene jeg leve vil og dø. Kom, la min sjel dog finne sin rette gledes stund, at du er født herinne i hjertets dype grunn.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Se ilden lyse (Fire In Your Heart) - 2001
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Taro Ichihara, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Kurt Nilsen, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 534785 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Å Vestland, Vestland - 2001
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Taro Ichihara, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Kurt Nilsen, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. This is the song that made Sissel famous in Norway early in the 1980`s. This song is on her debutalbum SISSEL released back in 1986.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Solveigs Song - 1991
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 399991 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø & Espen Lind - Where The Lost One Goes - 2001
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 569068 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø & Gheorghe Zamfir - Seven Angels
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 715975 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - One Day - 2001
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Taro Ichihara, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Kurt Nilsen, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. ONE DAY Here I am, on my own again All alone but not afraid Here I stand, nowhere near the end Time to go a different way Cause another day will come to those who dare Believe in something new When you follow your shining star Leave all your fears behind You will find love no matter where you are And all your heart will say one day When you`re down, and you haven`t found Where you think you want to go Do you search for higher ground Deep inside you really know Cause another day will come to those who dare Believe in something new When you follow your shining star Leave all your fears behind You will find love no matter where you are And all your heart will say one day I know it`s hard to leave The future seems so far away and, Believe that all you need will come to you one day Follow your shining star Leave all your fears behind You will find love no matter where you are And all your heart will say You will find love no matter where you are And all your heart will say one day
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Innerst i sjelen (Deep Within My Soul) - 2001
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 609763 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - In The Bleak Mid-Winter - 2006
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Taro Ichihara, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Kurt Nilsen, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. "In the Bleak Mid-Winter" is a Christmas carol and the lyrics were written as a poem by English poet Christina Rossetti before 1872. It was published posthumously in Rossetti's Poetic Works in 1904 and became a Christmas carol after it appeared in The English Hymnal in 1906 with a setting by Holst. The text of this Christmas poem has been set to music many times, the most famous settings being composed by Gustav Holst and Harold Edwin Darke in the early 20th century. In Norway this song is called "I En Steingrå Vinter" and can be found on Sissel`s latest release "Strålande Jul" from 2009.
Views: 493325 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Adagio (Live)
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime. Norwegian translation: Tretthet forbruker meg Lengsel forfølger meg Skjelver i frykt Alt jeg søker er nær Videre med frykt jeg går, med frykt jeg går Søte gyldne dager er forbi Tapt kjærlighet er evig Elendig og revet i stykker Bitter og med hjertet knust Videre med mot jeg går, videre jeg går Livets kraft, lever videre, i meg en venn For å følge meg videre, til slutten Ennå sikkert og sakte Vil årene gå, Adagio Stille bønnfalling Håpløs beundring Likevel er min vilje sterk Denne skjebnes forordning misforstås Videre med håp jeg går, med håp jeg går Større sorger har funnet deg Nå lykke omgir deg Jeg holder deg her i mitt hjerte Trygg med meg, aldri skilles Alltid framover jeg går, Adagio Videre jeg går
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Kjærlighet (Only Love) - 2001
 
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Sissel performing "Kjærlighet (Only Love)" on a TV-concert in Drammens Theater, Norway in 2001. "Only Love" is the theme song to the British TV series Mistral's Daughter — based upon the novel by Judith Krantz — which reached number 2 in the UK charts. The song was a hit with Nana Mouskouri in 1985. It also was a hit in its other versions: L'Amour en Héritage (French), Come un'eredità (Italian), La dicha del amor (Spanish), and Aber die Liebe bleibt (German). The German version was also recorded with an alternate set of lyrics under the title Der wilde Wein but was withdrawn in favour of Aber die Liebe bleibt. Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Taro Ichihara, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Kurt Nilsen, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. This is the Norwegian version of "Only Love", which was a big hit by Nana Mouskouri back in 1986. This song is composed by Vladimir Cosma (born 13 April 1940), a French composer, conductor and violinist, born in Bucharest, Romania. And this song was also featured in the television series "Mistral's Daughter" from 1985.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Vilja Song/Vilja Lied (from The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár)
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime. This is the famous "Lilja Lied / Vilja Song from "The Merry Widow" by Franz Lehar (Die Lustige Witwe by Franz Lehar) This was Sissel`s classical debut and the male singer is called Kjell Magnus Sandve. VILJA LIED Vilja, O Vilja Min drøm og mitt savn Smil meg i møte og ta meg i favn Vilja, O Vilja min fryd og min gled' skogdypet stråler med deg Skognymfen rakte ham hånden og lo og førte ham inn i sitt lønnlige bo der glemte bare å hvile sitt bryst i elskovens jubel, i elskovens lyst
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Auld Lang Syne - 2008
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Taro Ichihara, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Kurt Nilsen, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. This live-perfomanc was aired on Swedish Television in December 2008. AULD LANG SYNE Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days of auld lang syne? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days of auld lang syne. For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne. We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, And days of auld lang syne. Skall vänskapen förbli, min vän Och leva stark och sann Ja, låt oss alla ära den Ge kärlek till varann Tag här min hand, du trogna vän Gemenskapen är vår Den lever nu, den lever än I många långa år Tag här min hand, du trogna vän Gemenskapen är vår Den lever nu, den lever än I många långa år Skall vänskapen förbli, min vän Och leva stark och sann Ja, låt oss alltid ära den Ge kärlek till varann Tag här min hand, du trogna vän Gemenskapen är vår Den lever nu, den lever än I många långa år Tag här min hand, du trogna vän Gemenskapen är vår Den lever nu, den lever än I många långa år
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - My Tribute (To God Be The Glory)
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime. This is a live recording of Sissel performing with Oslo Gospel Choir in Fjellhallen in Gjøvik, Norway in 1997. This song is written by Andrae Crouch and has been sung by Sissel on all of her Christmas-concerts since 1989. This version (from 1997) is the best version of Sissel singing the tribute of God.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø & Neil Sedaka - Solitaire - 1991
 
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Sissel & Neil Sedaka performing "Solitaire" together in the Norwegian TV-show Momarkedet in 1991. Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 61198 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Jeg synger julekvad (In Dulci Jubilo) - 2006
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. "In Dulci Jubilo" (English "In Sweetest Rejoicing" but most commonly arranged as "Good Christian Men, Rejoice") is a traditional Christmas Carol. In Norwegian this song is called "Jeg Synger Julekvad" ("I Am Singing A Christmas-song"). The original lyrics, a macaronic alternation of Medieval German and Latin, is thought to have been written by the German mystic Heinrich Seuse circa 1328. According to folklore, Seuse heard angels sing these words and joined them in a dance of worship.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Eg ser - 2001
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 295752 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - In Dreams - 2016
 
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Sissel Kyrkjebø performing "In Dreams" by Roy Orbison in a TV-show from Gothenburg, Sweden in August 2016. "In Dreams" is a song written and sung by Roy Orbison on his 1963 album In Dreams. It was released as a single in February 1963 and it peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 charts at number 7.
Views: 333052 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Sukiyaki (Studio Version)
 
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SUKIYAKI I can hear the wind sing, I remember Sukiyaki The melody of memories, Sukiyaki ah ha ah ha ah ha It once became, the song of memories The song from the land of the rising sun Hear the wind singing quietly, it's singing Sukiyaki Now we are listening, Sukiyaki ah ha ah ha ah ha We are making connections, you gave your hand Far away in the land of the rising sun Songs are flying widely, they are like flying birds Humming gladly, chasing away all the sorrows Listen to the four winds, they're humming Sukiyaki A melody, Sukiyaki ah ha ah ha ah ha Listen for yourself someday, pure is the sound The song from the land of the rising sun Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ah Listen for yourself someday, pure is the sound The song from the land of the rising sun Songs`re flying widely, they are like flying birds Humming gladly, chasing away all the sorrows Listen to the four winds, they're humming Sukiyaki A melody, Sukiyaki ah ha ah ha ah ha Listen for yourself someday, pure is the sound The song from the land of the rising sun The song from the land of the rising sun The song from the land of the rising sun
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Sukiyaki - Ue Wo Muite Arukou (上を向いて歩こう) - 1988
 
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"Sukiyaki" or "Ue Wo Muite Arukō" (上を向いて歩こう?, "I Look Up As I Walk") is a Japanese-language song that was performed by Japanese crooner Kyu Sakamoto, and written by lyricist Rokusuke Ei and composer Hachidai Nakamura. Ei wrote the lyrics while walking home from a Japanese student demonstration protesting continued US Army presence, expressing his frustration at the failed efforts. In Anglophone countries, it is best known under the alternative title "Sukiyaki," a term with no relevance to the song's lyrics. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the United States in 1963, and remains to date the only Japanese-language song ever to have done so. In addition, it was and still is one of the few non-Indo-European languages' songs to have reached the top of the US charts. It is one of the best-selling singles of all time, having sold over 13 million copies worldwide. The original Kyu Sakamoto recording also went to number eighteen on the R&B chart. In addition, the single spent five weeks at number one on the Middle of the Road charts. The recording was originally released in Japan by Toshiba in 1961. It topped the Popular Music Selling Record chart in the Japanese magazine Music Life for three months, and was ranked as the number one song of 1961 in Japan. Well-known English-language cover versions with altogether different lyrics include "My First Lonely Night" by Jewel Akens in 1966 and "Sukiyaki" by A Taste of Honey in 1980. The song has also been recorded in many other languages. Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Jeg tok min nystemte (Bergensiana) - 1986
 
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Sissel performing "Jeg tok min nystemte" ("Bergensiana") in the interval of the Eurovision Song Contest 1986 in Bergen, Norway. Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Taro Ichihara, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Kurt Nilsen, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. This was the big breakthrough of the Norwegian soprano Sissel during the interval in Eurovision Song Contest of 1986. This is the town song of Bergen, Norway where Sissel was born and raised. This song is also known as "Bergenssangen", "Udsigter fra Ulriken", "Bergensiana", "Jeg tok min nystemte" and among the public: "Nystemten". The lyrics are written by the priest, politician and poet Johan Nordahl Brun when he worked as vicar at Bergen Cathedral (later he became bishop in Bjørgvin). The melody is taken from an old french minuet.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Summertime (Live)
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime. "Summertime" is the name of an aria composed by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Titanic Suite (Live Perfomance)
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - That's What Friends Are For - 2015
 
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Sissel performing "That's What Friends Are For" in the Norwegian TV-show Senkveld in 2015. This song is written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. It was first recorded in 1982 by Rod Stewart for the soundtrack of the film Night Shift, but it is better known for the 1985 remake version by Dionne Warwick and Friends. Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 97689 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - When a Man Loves a Woman - 2017
 
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Sissel Kyrkjebø performing "When a Man Loves a Woman" at Norwegian Television in June 2017. "When a Man Loves a Woman" is a song written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright and first recorded by Percy Sledge in 1966. It made number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts. Singers like Bette Midler and Michael Bolton has later recorded the song.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - For alltid (Forever) - 2016 [CC]
 
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Sissel Kyrkjebø performing "For alltid" ("Forever") (written by Ole Paus and arranged by Helge Sunde, after J. S. Bach) for HM King Harald and HM Queen Sonja of Norway, celebrating their 25 years on the throne at a Royal Gala in the University Aula in Oslo on January 17th 2016. The new assembly hall was built for the University's centennial in 1911. With its enormous walls and skylights, the hall was designed for artistic decoration. The decorations of the hall are painted by Norwegian painter and printmaker Edvard Munch (1863–1944). 11 paintings were received by the University on 19 September 1916. "The Sun" (middle), "Alma Mater" (right) and "History" (left) are the main pictures. Munch’s paintings in the University Aula are a major work within Norwegian monumental painting and belong to the national treasures. These 11 oil paintings that cover the walls are the only decorations by Edvard Munch that can still be viewed in their original context. This hall were used for the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony until 1990. Today it is used for concerts, major academic and cultural events and festivities. Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Deilig er jorden (Beautiful Savior) - 1991 [CC]
 
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Sissel Kyrkjebø performing the hymn "Deilig er jorden" ("Beautiful Savior") in a TV-show in 1991. The Danish hymnwriter B. S. Ingemann wrote "Dejlig er jorden" in 1850, which he set to the same melody as "Fairest Lord Jesus" (also known as "Beautiful Savior"). Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - O Holy Night - Most beautiful voice ever heard!
 
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Sissel performing "O Holy Night" on a TV-concert in Norway in 2009. "O Holy Night" is a Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem "Minuit, chrétiens" (Midnight, Christians) by a wine merchant and poet, Placide Cappeau (1808–1877). In Roquemaure at the end of the year 1843, the church organ was recently renovated. To celebrate the event, the parish priest asked Cappeau, native from this town, to write a Christmas poem. Soon after, Adam wrote the music. The song was premiered in Roquemaure in 1847. Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø & José Carreras - When You Tell Me That You Love Me - 2007
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 58836 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Bruremarsj (Weddingmarch from Norway) - 2005
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Våren (Last Spring) - 2001
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. In the period between 1877 - 1880, Grieg produced a set of songs as his Op. 33 on texts by a man some called the peasant-poet of Norway, Aasmund Vinje (1818 - 1870). The composer had been greatly inspired by the then-late poet's verses, so much so that after completing the set, he decided to arrange two of its songs for string orchestra, this one The Last Spring and The Wounded Heart. The last Spring is a sad piece of music. The text tells of a dying man who is aware his is observing his last spring.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - If - 1992
 
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Sissel performing "If" from her album Gift of Love on Swedish Television in 1992. "If" is written by American singer-songwriter David Gates in 1971. Originally popularized by his group Bread, the song charted at number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 when released as a single in 1971. Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 22143 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Ave Maria (Ellens Gesang III, Op 52 by Franz Schubert)
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - O mio babbino caro - 2001
 
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Sissel performing "O mio babbino caro" in a TV-concert from Drammen Theater, Norway in 2001. "O mio babbino caro" is a soprano aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi (1918) by Giacomo Puccini to a libretto by Giovacchino Forzano. Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 29692 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Visa från Utanmyra (O tysta ensamhet) - 2006
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 125618 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Angels From The Realms Of Glory - 2006
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. "Angels from the Realms of Glory" is a Christmas carol written by James Montgomery. Its first printing was in the Sheffield Iris on Christmas Eve 1816, though it only began to be sung in churches after its 1825 reprinting in the Montgomery collection The Christian Psalmist and in the Religious Tract Society's The Christmas Box or New Year's Gift. Before 1928, the hymn was sung to a variety of tunes, including "Regent Square" by Henry Smart, "Lewes" by John Randall, and "Wildersmouth" or "Feniton Court" by Edward Hopkins. In the United States, the hymn is today most commonly sung to the tune of "Regent Square". In the United Kingdom, however, the hymn came to be sung to the French carol tune "Iris" (Les anges dans nos campagnes, the tune used for Angels We Have Heard on High) after this setting was published in the Oxford Book of Carols, except that the "Gloria in excelsis Deo" refrain is sung in place of Montgomery's original "Come and worship Christ the new-born King' refrain. ANGELS FROM THE REALMS OF GLORY Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o'er all the earth; Ye who sang creation's story, Now proclaim Messiah's birth: Come and worship, Come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King! Shepherds, in the fields abiding, Watching o'er your flocks by night, God with man is now residing, Yonder shines the infant Light; Come and worship, Come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King! Sages, leave your contemplations, Brighter visions beam afar; Seek the great desire of nations, Ye have seen His natal star; Come and worship, Come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King! Saints before the altar bending, Watching long in hope and fear, Suddenly the Lord, descending, In His temple shall appear: Come and worship, Come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King!
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Når rosene blomstrer i mormors hage
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Taro Ichihara, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Kurt Nilsen, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. This is an Norwegian song and the perfomance is from 1985. The song-title in English is "When The Roses Are Blooming In Grannys Garden". NÅR ROSENE BLOMSTRER I MORMORS HAGE Somren kan være så grå den bare vil Regntunge skyer jager forbi Rosene blomstrer med samme gyldne ild Mormor hun smiler, altid like blid Når rosene blomstrer i mormors hage Da går hun med rosenes drøm i sinn Hun minnes de solfylte ungdomsdager Med smil om de furede kinn Rosene blomstret og da morfar kom smilende håpefultt i solskinnsblom. Når rosene blomstrer i mormors hage Da går hun med smil om sitt kinn
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Climb Every Mountain (Live)
 
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Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over six million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Taro Ichihara, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Kurt Nilsen, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A very remarkable voice you will only hear once in your lifetime. CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN Climb every mountain, search high and low Follow every by way, every path you know Climb every mountain, ford every stream Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream A dream that will need, all the love you can give Everyday of your life, for as long as you live Climb every mountain, ford every stream Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream A dream that will need, all the love you can give Everyday of your life, for as long as you live Climb every mountain, ford every stream Follow every rainbow, till you find your... dream...
Views: 307435 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Memory (from Cats)
 
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Recording of Sissel Kyrkjebø performing "Memory" from the musical Cats in Norwegian. "Memory" is a show tune from the 1981 musical Cats. It is sung by the character Grizabella, a one-time glamour cat who is now only a shell of her former self. The song is a nostalgic remembrance of her glorious past and a declaration of her wish to start a new life. Sung briefly in the first act and in full near the end of the show, "Memory" is the climax of the musical, and by far its most popular and well-known song. Elaine Paige originated the role of Grizabella in the West End production of Cats, the first to publicly perform the song on stage and bringing attention to its writers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn, who received the 1981 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.
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Sissel Kyrkjebø - Har en drøm (Have a Dream) - 1992
 
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Sissel Kyrkjebø performing "Har en drøm" in a Norwegian TV-show at Hamar in 1992, celebrating the upcoming 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. "Har en drøm" ("Have a Dream") is a popular Norwegian song written by Trygve Hoff and composed by Svein Gundersen. It was originally sung by Norwegian singer Jørn Hoel, for the 1987 movie Drømmeslottet (Dreamcastle). "Har en drøm" became a major hit in Norway and it now belong to the most beloved Norwegian songs of all time. Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 80783 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Evergreen - 1983
 
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Sissel Kyrkjebø performing "Evergreen" on Norwegian Television in 1983, in the TV-show Halvsju. This is Sissel's very first solo-appearance on Television. "Evergreen" is the theme song from the 1976 film A Star Is Born. It was composed and performed by Barbra Streisand with lyrics by Paul Williams, and arranged by Ian Freebairn-Smith. The song was released on the soundtrack album to A Star Is Born. Sissel, the international singing sensation from Norway, is widely regarded as one of the finest and most talented sopranos in the world. Her crystalclear voice has made Sissel a national institution in Norway. Sissel has sung all over the world, selling over ten million solo albums. She contributed the haunting vocal tracks for the soundtrack to Titanic. She has been doing great duets with singers like Placido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, Bryn Terfel, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, Neil Sedaka and Josh Groban. A remarkable voice you only hear once in your lifetime.
Views: 46412 sisselfan
Sissel Kyrkjebø - Silent Night - Most beautiful voice ever heard!
 
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Recording of Sissel singing "Silent Night". Silent Night (German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2011. The song has been recorded by a large number of singers from every music genre. The song was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, a village in the Austrian Empire on the Salzach river in present-day Austria. A young priest, Father Joseph Mohr, had come to Oberndorf the year before. He had already written the lyrics of the song Stille Nacht in 1816 at Mariapfarr, the hometown of his father in the Salzburg Lungau region, where Joseph had worked as a coadjutor. The melody was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, schoolmaster and organist in the nearby village of Arnsdorf. Before Christmas Eve, Mohr brought the words to Gruber and asked him to compose a melody and guitar accompaniment for the church service. Both performed the carol during the mass on the night of December 24. The original manuscript has been lost. However, a manuscript was discovered in 1995 in Mohr's handwriting and dated by researchers at ca. 1820. It shows that Mohr wrote the words in 1816 when he was assigned to a pilgrim church in Mariapfarr, Austria, and shows that the music was composed by Gruber in 1818. This is the earliest manuscript that exists and the only one in Mohr's handwriting.
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