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Nordlichter-Klanggewordene Sagen – Northern Lights – Myths in Song
In search of new stories for their Winter concert program, the women’s vocal quartet known as Aquabella discovered the Northern Lights. Here they have set timeless Icelandic myths to music, with their own original texts in German. True to their World Music concept, they also sing pieces from Sweden, Iceland, Norway, and Latvia in their original languages.
In the current release, a central role is played by the Islandic giantess Gryla, and her 13 Troll sons, who during the nights between the 12th nd 24th of December, appear in peoples’ houses, exercising the very worst of human qualities; They scratch up the cooking pots, lose important items, steal anything edible, and frighten people with weird sounds and unexplained phenomena. They are never punished for their misdeeds, but rather the innocent children are unjustly accused. To compensate, the Trolls bring the children little presents in this season, and are each night anxiously awaited. After the 25th of December, the Trolls disappear again, one after the other, and once again become invisible to humans. Aquabella, with their wonderful original songs, bring the 13 Trolls unforgettably to life.