Released in 2017 by GO’ Danish Folk Music

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Blot en ild (Merely a Fire)

The impetus to arrange a bouquet of new melodies, lyrics and musical pieces was at the heart of the vision to celebrate the trios ten-year anniversary of playing together in 2017. The music is all written exclusively by the ladies of Zenobia. The lyrics in Blot en Ild are parts of classic texts that have been combined with new melodies. In Kai Hoffmans ‘Den danske sang er en ung blond pige’; and H.C. Andersen’s ‘I Danmark er jeg født’ one will find a new approach that has the intent to invite listeners to contemplate the meaning behind the lyrics once again. There are also newly written verses by Benny Holst, and by Zenobia’s author on previous productions, Martin Rauff-Nielsen, to be found on the record.

1) Døber, sanger, knægte, flammer 3.27
2) Blot en ild? 2.31
3) Sprogø 3.34
4) I Danmark er jeg født 3.33
5) Barbara Avenue, San Diego 1.51
6) Ensomme æblers land 2.00
7) En rose og en tjørn 2.39
8) Sangen 2.45
9) Fredag 3.17
10) Mæt af dage 2.21
11) Bænkmandens gåde 4.16
12) Gale onsdag 4.51
13) Johs’ bryllupsvals 2.37
14) Den danske sang 3.06
15) Sommersang om valmuer 2.33
16) Vuggevise 3.11

Released in 2017 by GO’ Danish Folk Music

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Zenobia Sangbogen (Zenobia’s Song Book)

During the ten years that we have toured and played with Zenobia, we have often been asked for the sheet music to our songs. The requests led us to publish a song book with new songs and arrangements. Erik Sommer has arranged the songs for choirs. The Song Book thus contains notes with the melodies, chords and lyrics, and also three or four part arrangements for most of the songs.

Read more about the Zenobia Song Book and see examples of sheet music here.

Blot en ild?
Bænkmandens gåde
De tusinde kloder
Den danske sang
Døber, sanger, knægte, glammer
En rose og en tjørn
Ensomme æblers land
Gale onsdag
I Danmark er jeg født
I vintermørkets hal
I østen stiger solen op
Kort er jorden nu min slægt
Kærlighedsbud; kærlighedstrang
Midnat
Midsommervisen
Mæt af dage
Sangen
Sommersang om valmuer
Sprogø
Vuggevise

Released in 2013 by GO’ Danish Folk Music

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Fra Fynske Kyster – Zenobia spiller Carl Nielsen (From The Shores of Funen – Zenobia plays Carl Nielsen)

Zenobia presents 16 songs with melodies by the great Danish composer Carl Nielsen, as well as a medley of three folk instrumentals. The medley consists of a Mazurka, found in the music book of Carl Nielsen’s father, Niels Maler, a polka, witten by Carl Nielsen and a Reel, entitled ‘Reel to Carl’, written by Mette Kathrine Jensen in honor of Carl Nielsen. The album was ‘Album of the week’ on Danish Radio P2 in the summer of 2013.

1) Min pige er så lys som rav 2.09
2) Den sorte fugl er kommet 2.12
3) Tit er jeg glad og vil dog gerne græde 2.39
4) Jeg bærer med smil min byrde 2.15
5) Der dukker af disen min fædrene jord 4.26
6) Jeg ved en lærkerede 2.03
7) Forunderligt at sige 3.35
8) Påskeblomst! Hvad vil du her? 2.58
9) Sænk kun dit hoved, du blomst 2.43
10) Tunge, mørke natteskyer 4.01
11) Nu lyser løv i lunde 2.38
12) Jens Vejmand (Hvem sidder dér bag skærmen) 3.34
13) Som en rejselysten flåde 3.19
14) Mazurka / Polka / Reel til Carl 3.27
15) Derfor kan vort øje glædes 2.37
16) Underlige aftenlufte 3.31
17) Solen er så rød, mor 3.15

Released in 2010 by GO’ Danish Folk Music

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I vintermørkets hal (In the Halls of Winter-dark)

This is the second release from the ensemble. It features a selection of the traditional songs of winter, as well as a few Christmas songs and hymns. The album offers a mix of well-known traditionals and a few new melodies and songs by Zenobia.
There is a review of the album available here (in Danish).

1) Spurven sidder stum bag kvist 02.14
2) Der er ingenting i verden så stille som sne 02.29
3) Sig nærmer tiden, da jeg må væk 02.17
4) Der er noget i luften 03.08
5) Skyerne gråne, og løvet falder 02.14
6) I vintermørkets hal / Midvintervals 02.29
7) Julepolonaise 03.30
8) Maria gennem torne går 02.21
9) Det er hvidt herude 02.51
10) Så tænder vi et lys i kvæld 02.42
11) Det første lys er Ordet, talt af Gud 02.31
12) Mørk er november 02.53
13) Kirkeklokke! mellem ædle malme 02.35
14) En rose så jeg skyde 03.00

Released in 2008 by GO’ Danish Folk Music

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Midnat (Midnight)

Midnight is the debut effort by the three-piece, and focuses on the traditional songs of summer and autumn. It takes its name after a new original composition on the album, but otherwise features traditional songs, and new melodies for well know lyrics. ‘Midnat’ was nominated for a Danish Music Award when it was released.

1) Julies sprog 3.33
2) Midsommervisen (Vi elsker vort land) 3.28
3) Jens Vejmand (Hvem sidder der bag skærmen) 3.27
4) Man binder os på mund og hånd 7.02
5) Det lysner over agres felt 3.05
6) I østen stiger solen op 3.21
7) Sensommervise 3.50
8) Sorrig og glæde 3.13
9) Den største sorg 2.49
10) Gode kår 2.31
11) Nu falmer skoven trindt om land 2.51
12) Midnat 3.41