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Peace of Music's

Here you can pick the exquisite choral-music of your choice from Peace of Music and Anders Nyberg's production!  


You can order prints sent to your physical address or you can order digitally, here below directly to your own printer.

You can search the store, have a sneak view of the score, read the lyrics, listen to a recording and learn about the song. Then you choose how many copies you need and proceed to the checkout. 

Discounts for bulk orders!

At least10%,

for 2-4 copies:

5-10: 25%

11-25: 40%,

26-49: 50%

50+: 60%

Var är den vän? SAB + piano

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Var är den vän?

Var är den vän, som överallt jag söker?
När dagen gryr min längtan blott sig öker.
När dagen flyr jag än ej honom finner
Fast hjärtat brinner.

Jag ser Hans spar, varhelst en kraft sig röjer
En blomma doftar och ett ax sig böjer.
Uti den suck jag drar, den luft jag andas
Hans kärlek blandas.

Ack, när så mycket skönt i varje åder
av skapelsen och livet sig förråder.
Hur skön då måste själva källan vara?
Den evigt klara.

Lyrics: Johan Olof Wallin

Arrangement: Anders Nyberg

This hymn, possibly Johan Olof Wallin's most wellknown, was the only one in the old hymnbook that did not include any religious terms. The divine is referred to as "the friend", and "the source". Wallin is said to have written it after being told that it is easy to write hymns - just add a few religious terms and cliches. Ingmar Bergman used the lyrics quite extensively in his "Wild Strawberries" in an argument about God's existence.
The song is a favorite of mine. I heard it as a child at the Kvillselen fäbod in Malung. It was sung quite fast and unsentimentally by shrill ladies voices. Wallin's longing lyrics coupled with childhood memories enticed me to treat it differently and give it a slow and yearning character. A fugue from the "Wohltemperierte Klavier" also has something to do with it. I whispered the answer of the counter-subject of the Bach fugue (BWV 874b) - which shares its 4 tones with the opening of the Malung Choral - into Åke Edvinson's ear just seconds before pressing record during the following recording session. It could not have been done earlier. Soul brother Åke caught it so elegantly - and Bengt Hallberg also registered it and fused it lavishly into his piano playing.
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