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In 2010, in Longyearbyen (the most populated town of the Svalbard Islands), the concert movie Polar eufori (Polar euphoria) was created as a musical and cinematic declaration of love to the Arctic. The movie yearns to explain why you fall in love with the Arctic and how you always long to return there. It was created by director and photographer Mari Tefre, author Sigri Sandberg, and composer Liv Mari Schei.
The movie has been shown in many countries, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. In 2014, Kim André Arnesen watched the movie by a coincidence on Norwegian TV and immediately fell in love with the main title, Polar eufori performed by Liv Mari Schei on vocals and piano. Some years later, Kim reached out to Liv Mari and asked for permission to create a choral arrangement of the song. This became the beginning of a new collaboration, and Charles Anthony Silvestri joined the team by adaption the words into English.
Communicating the Arctic atmosphere and life is extremely important in a world that is changing rapidly. By evoking an emotional connection to these places, we also want to create a song that expresses the love and longing for our own home.
- Instrumentation: SATB or SSAA chorus & piano
- Duration: 4 minutes
Author/lyricist: Sigri Sandberg (To English by Charles Anthony Silvestri)
- Language: Norwegian or English
- Year: 2023
- Licensing: Kim André Arnesen Music
The original version by Liv Mari Schei. A recording of the choral version will be coming soon.
Cold and cloaked in an icy frieze,
your roaring storm and whispering breeze;
my rugged country, sage, and strong,
You call me home where I belong.
For when we feel your North breezes blow,
You call us where we long to go,
Dancing and singing us home to the silent snow.
In coldest winter, darkest night,
Your fjording arms they hold me tight;
Your glittering mountains, stormy sea,
They dwell forever inside of me!
And when we feel your North breezes...
Forever North you call me home,
And from the North I’ll never roam.
My wandering spirit has a home,
the North is my home!
Coalblack soil with a blanket of white,
Your night ablaze with ribbons of light,
My home with welcoming glow from inside,
Your sheltering sky, endlessly wide.
Oh when we feel your North breezes...
For when I feel your North breezes blow,
You call me where I long to go,
Dancing and singing me home to the silent snow.
© 2018 Charles Anthony Silvestri
Kald og brebygd, dekket av is
Du brøler storm og hvisker bris
Lille, store Svalbard*, du er mann
Du løfter, og tar meg som ingen andre kan
For ja, vi lengter nord etter deg
Rop oss hjem og vis oss vei
Dans med oss, gi oss ditt sanne, nakne jeg.
I snøsludd, redsel, kuling og svart
Viser du muskler, holder meg hardt
Du har istapper i skjegget ditt
Og du dunker stort og vilt i hjertet mitt
For ja, vi lengter nord etter deg...
For ja, vi lengter nord dit vi bor
Rop oss hjem, bruk, store ord
For ja, vi lengter nord dit vi bor, i nord.
Kullsvart inni, vårhvit utenpå
Men vakrest i natt og vinterblå
Du er alt jeg vil ha i en boble av tid
Min lyst, din himmel, uendelig vid
For ja, vi lengter nord etter deg...
For ja, jeg lengter nord etter deg
Rop meg hjem og vis meg vei
Dans med meg, gi meg ditt sanne, nakne jeg.
© 2010 Sigri Sandberg
*Kan byttes ut til Norge eller til andre steder sangen fremføres eller omhandler.
DELIVERY AND TERMS
This is a purely digital process and the scores are delivered in PDF format.
We recommend printing the scores with spiral bound on 8.5x11" paper front and back.
- The English version comes in a portrait letter format (8.5 x 11"/216 x 280 mm) (SATB 16 pages, SSAA 12 pages)
- The Norwegian version comes in A4 paper format (8.27 x1 1.69"/210 x 297 mm) (SATB 16 pages, SSAA 12 pages)
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Note: You must purchase one digital score for EACH singer (and pianist) performing the piece, even if they do not read music. It is a breach of copyright to perform a work without a licensed copy for each performing member of the ensemble participating in the performance.