DR Korskolen collects 15 well-known children’s songs and invites everyone to sing along
Buster, Jens Roadman, Chewing Gum King Bubble, The Elephant’s Lullaby... The Danish National Choir School’s new album Børnenes Sangskat (The Children’s Treasury of Song) is a collection of 15 of the best-known Danish children’s songs in new arrangements.
Friday, 12 April – on the Schools’ Song Day – The Children’s Treasury of Song will be released, sung by the three choirs in DR Korskolen (The Danish National Choir School): DR SpireKoret, DR BørneKoret and DR JuniorKoret, and accompanied by some of Denmark's best musicians.
New arrangements for children
The Children’s Treasury of Song is a collection of well-known Danish children’s songs in new arrangements to suit children’s voices. So the idea is also for families at home to join in. In the accompanying CD booklet you will find all the song lyrics (in Danish), which are illustrated with colourful drawings. The music is issued on a CD and is also accessible on all streaming services. On YouTube, the songs will be available with music videos, to invite you to sing along too.
The new choral arrangements of the songs have been written by, among others, the conductor of DR Korskolen, Susanne Wendt, and the conductor of the Danish National Girls' Choir, Phillip Faber.
From Carl Nielsen to Alberte
DR Korskolen has existed since 2001 and consists of just over 220 children and young people from 6 to 16 years of age. Over the last year, they have recorded 15 of their favourites from the Danish treasury of children’s songs, and the new album contains everything from Carl Nielsen’s A lark’s nest I’ve discovered, Jens Roadman and Look, the sun’s so red, mom to Alberte’s hit Choo-Bang, little Chocolate Man and Nanna’s Buster.
The choirs are accompanied by a quartet comprising Martin Seier, piano, Anders Banke, saxophone and clarinet, Thommy Andersson, bass and Jakob Weber, drums and percussion – as well as musicians from the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
School children from all over the country join in!
The Children’s Treasury of Song will be released on 12 April – on the Schools’ Song Day, when 200,000 children from all over the country will sing along with Silja Okking, DKDMs Børnekor and DR BørneKoret, to be streamed live on DR Ultra. The Schools’ Song Day will include a number of songs from the new album. Read more about the Schools’ Song Day here.