Nocturne – The 25th Anniversary Collection


Nocturne – The 25th Anniversary Collection

Year: 2020
Universal Music Norway

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 Opening with and named after the plaintive, evocative Eurovision-winning ‘Nocturne’, this career-spanning collection showcases the magical melodies that happen when Rolf Lovland’s piano compositions and Fionnuala Sherry’s violin virtuosity meld together in perfect harmony. “To me, our music is always storytelling,” says Lovland. “That’s why I call it ‘stories without words’.”

The retrospective includes “You Raise Me Up”, the song first recorded with the duo in 2001, and which now stands alongside over 1,000 others, in 40 different languages – and Rolf and Fionnuala’s rendition remains the very original.

“It’s all about chemistry,” says Sherry. “He writes for me, I play for him – it’s as if we have our own invisible musical bond, and it’s always been like that from day one.”.

At first, the duo’s mid-Nineties collaborations were turned down by nearly every major label. But Polygram Norway’s MD secretary at the time, who became so enchanted by the demos, persuaded him to reconsider and eventually give them their first deal. “We were signed at the insistence of the company’s secretary,” recalls Lovland. “Nocturne” was then selected as the Norwegian entry for Eurovision ‘by the smallest of margins’ and went on to win the 1995 contest in Dublin – exactly 25 years ago this month.

That set the standard for their unusual marriage of Irish and Nordic influences, and their career took off in earnest. Since their 1996 debut album ‘Songs From A Secret Garden’, their music has spread slowly around the world, helped by novel marketing campaigns (in the USA they were promoted in bookshops) that connected with an entirely new market, and would see the couple grow to become one of the world’s most successful instrumental acts – with multiple
platinum discs to their name, and career streams now standing at an extraordinary 2.2 billion. For Rolf and Fionnuala, the appeal of Secret Garden remains that listeners do not need an education in classical music to understand their unique musical language. “I feel I can tell a story – beginning, middle and end – without words,” says Fionnuala. “Because of that we don’t have a language problem.

“I think it’s an emotional thing,” adds Rolf. “And that’s the essence of all music.”

 

 

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Posted December 4th, 5:09 pm

Secret Garden

We’re grateful for the massive response to our new Christmas album ‘Sacred Night’.
Last week named «best new Christmas album this year».
This week featured on the most popular album list on iTunes in Norway.

Thank you! 🙏🏼

www.ballade.no/musikklister/spillelista-dette-lytter-vi-mest-til-uke-49/ See MoreSee Less

We’re grateful for the massive response to  our new Christmas album ‘Sacred Night’.
Last week named «best new Christmas album this year».
This week featured on the most popular album list on iTunes in Norway. 
Thank you! 🙏🏼
https://www.ballade.no/musikklister/spillelista-dette-lytter-vi-mest-til-uke-49/

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Listening to the album right now on Alexa. It's lovely.

Happy Christmas to you all…🌲🥳
Thank you for the beautiful songs that have been my solace 🙏

May success, health and happiness guide you always 💚🌲🙏

Hvor kjøper man cd’en?

Love your work.

Posted November 29th, 8:39 am

Secret Garden

Here’s a video from the recording process of ‘Mary’s Lament’. It’s a re-recording of our Christmas song from 2011. You can find & enjoy the whole song on our YouTube channel 🙌

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Amo a música de vocês.Meu sonho é assistir ao vivo uma apresentação de vocês, mas, moro no Nordeste do Brasil e ñ tenho condições de ir até vocês. Sempre escuto as músicas belíssimas que vocês tocam, fazem bem pra minha alma. Tenho 70 anos, mas faz tempo que acompanho vocês

This song is amazing. And those vocals…my goodness. I've never heard anything more angelic!

Cuidem- se pra terem muita saúde e continuarem alegrando a vida de muita gente, Fionnuala Sherry e Rolf Lovland. Abraços!

Quite beautiful and so spiritual! I love it❣🎶

Love it!

I love this song so much!

Cathrine has an Amazing voice….

Once again, thank you so so much. I also hope you guys would have full of joy and those who are under pressure could move on as i did.
Listen to a song from Secrect Garden.

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Posted November 28th, 3:29 pm

Secret Garden

«De har laget årets beste nye juleplate»

«They have made the best Christmas album this year»
-Aftenposten

www.aftenposten.no/kultur/i/lEKbPk/julealbum-en-god-blanding-nostalgi-patos-og-melodi

Thank you! 🙏🏼
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«De har laget årets beste nye juleplate» 
«They have made the best Christmas album this year» 
-Aftenposten 
https://www.aftenposten.no/kultur/i/lEKbPk/julealbum-en-god-blanding-nostalgi-patos-og-melodi
Thank you! 🙏🏼
#RolfLøvland Fionnuala Sherry Cathrine Iversen Official

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Vackert❤

I love it. Plus I enjoy hearing singing in a different language.

This is a beautiful Christmas album!

So beautiful. Have been a fan of your music for years. Best so far.

It's indeed beautiful. And though I don't understand Norwegian, I like that some tracks are using it. Benefit of it is that I can even play them the whole year and no one in my home will notice that I'm playing Christmas music in the summer 😁

Vi bara älskar den!!

Thanks

👏👍🥰

Lindos!

👍

I am so glad Rolf didn‘t take his own prediction too seriously, when he said that the seasonal Winter Poem would be as close as Secret Garden would ever get to a Christmas album😉 Sacred Night is a brilliant album! I love it, especially Sacred Night. Cathrines beautiful voice, clear as a bell, fits perfectly. This album is one of the few highlights in this strange year. Thank you and take care of yourselves!

Divina músicas pra alma

Just ordered three copies.

Aleg Bouwman…. ehhh….

Dette må jo være flere øyne på terningen enn SG tidligere har fått til sammen i den avisen? 😂

Hvor kan man få kjøpt den? Platekompaniet (på nett) har den ikke på lager, og det finnes ikke lenger platebutikker i mils omkrets….

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Posted November 21st, 3:26 pm

Secret Garden

Have a listen to the track ‘Mørketid’ (‘Winter Darkness’) from our new album! The line “to overcome the darkness” took on a double meaning this year ♥️
The whole song can be found on YouTube: youtu.be/xI4KnLSU4vs
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期待来中国演出

The whole Sacred Night release is a masterpiece. I’ve even been inspired to learn Norwegian!😀. Cathrine Iversen’s voice is incredible and all who are involved in making this wonderful piece of work should be commended.

This is so lovely, gentle and peaceful. Thank you

Why no English lyrics available on the CD sleeve, not even the song titles ?

Secret Garden never disappoints❤🎶🎶🎶🎶

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Música belíssima

Terrible mouth masks🥱 why????

Beautiful.

Top!

Amo!❤

Bella melodía!

Bent Høie

💖 these songs and music. Especially the violin 🎻

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Posted November 16th, 12:17 pm

Secret Garden

Thank you @applemusic for supporting our new Christmas album “Sacred Night” 💝
Click to listen on Apple Music: 1UMG.lnk.to/SacredNight_albumFP/applemusic
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Thank you @applemusic for supporting our new Christmas album “Sacred Night” 💝
Click to listen on Apple Music: https://1UMG.lnk.to/SacredNight_albumFP/applemusic

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Quando vem para o Brazil ?

Colleen Roberts

Will it be on Amazon?

I've been listening to this album so many times. Thanks for a great album!

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