It is here, a new day!
How loverly to see the new sun and to hear the hundred hymns being shared.
We have launched our new meeting place where we can share songs and stories. The scores are being released here on the homepage and on Facebook and your vocal versions of them are starting to trickle in. Lovely!
Every week new scores will be presented. You have a week to record and share your version of the hymn. Apart from the scores there are prerecorded instrumental backgrounds you can use. Your recording can be very simple, a selfie-recording with your phone on the go, post it on your Facebook-page and tag me, AndersMikaelNyberg. But it can also be a more advanced studio-production. Everything is fine. What matters is the presence of your heart.
We started First of Advent 2023. For how long will this carry on? Depends on you! As long as the songs keep coming in, and there's energy in the project we'll keep posting!
If you want more time to prepare you can acquire "Hundra hymner" in digital or physical form (see below) and find your favourites there in order to be ready when it is their time to be presented. A calendar is included in the hymnbook that shows when in the year the hymns are being presented. We follow the ancient rhythm of the seasons and the church-calendar.
All hymns will also come with choral arrangements in different levels of difficulties. You can acquire these, initially digitally at our Score Store, but also physical copies as individual songs or as compilations that will be released as the year progresses.
The idea is that also the choirs can work with the songs and share the fruits of their labour here on our site, but you will obviously have more than a week to present your songs. If you'd like more foresight to present your songs we recommend again that you acquire the calendar of the songs and can plan accordingly.
We conclude with Eva Kunda Neidek's rendition of "Tolv vägar – Twelve Roads".
With its vision of the new Jerusalem, where peace abides and the temple is no more, this hymn is set as the last hymn of the song-cycle. With a hope of peace in Jerusalem and the world, we strive forward towards that goal.
Meet you on the road,
Tolv vägar (Twelve roads)
Song from Oviken, Jämtland, Sweden
Lyrics and musical arrangement: Anders Nyberg
Original first verse by H.A. Brorson (1694-1764)
Vocals: Eva Kunda Neidek
Listen to Anders' invitation to come and join the chorus on "Hundred Hymns"!