Harmorgan
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Harmorgan

Sigmund Groven / Iver Kleive

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HARMONICA AND ORGAN - AN UNUSUAL DUO. The world's smallest and the world's largest musical instrument; "David and Goliath" together in stunning baroque pieces and Norwegian folk music.

Sigmund Groven and Iver Kleive have collaborated for more than 30 years and have built a repertoire consisting mainly of baroque pieces and Norwegian music, most of which they have composed and arranged themselves. Even though they have chosen very different instruments, and are also quite different personalities in many ways, they have a fundamental musical rapport and understanding and also have many other things in common. They both originate from musical families; born and raised in Telemark, a region of Norway rich in folk-music, they have always had an open mind and taken keen interest in various contemporary and popular musical styles and idioms. They left Norway to study, and their mentors were the best possible role models: In Munich Iver came under the guidance of organist Franz Lehrndorfer and legendary choir­master, conductor, and organist Karl Richter, whereas Sigmund had the great fortune to study in England with his boyhood idol, the equally legendary Tommy Reilly, one of the great pioneers of serious harmonica-playing.
"In the right hands the harmonica can be an instrument of great beauty and sophistication. Sigmund Groven, like Tommy Reilly and Larry Adler before him, makes full use of the wide range and tonal expressions that the harmonica is capable of. His musicianship is superb, and he now unquestionably reigns supreme as one of the finest exponents of the harmonica in the world." - Sir George Martin

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Gloria
    03:15
  • 2
    Aria
    03:22
  • 3
    Flute Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031: Allegro moderato
    03:53
  • 4
    Flute Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031: Siciliano
    02:16
  • 5
    Flute Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031: Allegro
    04:02
  • 6
    I Himmelen
    03:43
  • 7
    Melodier Fra Koralboka: Vektervers
    01:46
  • 8
    Melodier Fra Koralboka: Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker
    03:51
  • 9
    Melodier Fra Koralboka: Kom Regn Fra Det Høye
    01:17
  • 10
    Melodier Fra Koralboka: Kristne, La Oss Søke Sammen
    02:05
  • 11
    Melodier Fra Koralboka: Se, VI Går Opp Til Jerusalem
    03:13
  • 12
    Påskemorgen
    04:04
  • 13
    Lengt
    03:57
  • 14
    Myllargutens Bruremarsj
    03:17
  • 15
    Toccata 'Store Gud, VI Lover Deg'
    05:50
  • 16
    Suite Provençale: En Bagatell I Det Store Og Hele, Ikke Noe Å Bry Seg Om
    04:16
  • 17
    Suite Provençale: Farvel Kjære Venn – Som Et Pust I Siv
    03:48
  • 18
    Suite Provençale: Den Grønne Trøya
    02:47
  • 19
    Suite Provençale: Côte d’Azur
    03:56
  • 20
    Recorder Sonata in F Major, HWV 369: Siciliana - Giga
    03:45
  • 21
    Undring
    03:22
  • 22
    In Memoriam
    03:35
  • 23
    Vårsøg
    03:18