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Nordic Moods & Baroque Echoes

This recording is a collaboration between Duo Langborn/Wendel & The Marais Project. It is a blend baroque music, original compositions and arrangements, as well as folk music from both Australia and Sweden.

Much of the repertoire for the album was arranged or composed specifically for our unique instrumentation: voice/violin, violin, viola da gamba, cimbalom, and guitar/theorbo.

This album continues The Marais Project's philosophy of recording. The repertoire is diverse and engaging, lovingly performed by its unique instrumentation of voice/violin, baroque/modern violin, cimbalom, theorbo/lute and viola da gamba. The cimbalom is rare in classical music, so don’t miss the chance to hear the amazing sound of Olof’s concert cimbalom.


The Marais Project

If you love interesting, out of the way music and relaxed, concert settings you will love The Marais Project! Jennifer Eriksson originally founded the group in 2000 to perform the complete works of Marin Marais an 18th century genius of my instrument, the viola da gamba. Over the years our repertoire has greatly expanded and now includes a huge range of wonderful vocal and instrumental music for the viola da gamba from the 1300s to the present day. They also commission and arrange new music for the ensemble.

Track Listing

  1. Kärestans död [Death of the beloved] (Traditional)
  2. Anna Jennifer Eriksson
  3. Alcione Marin Marais

  4. Menuet [Instrumental]
  5. Prelude [Instrumental]
  6. Gigue [Instrumental]
  7. Pavane: Thoughts of a Septuagenarian / Marais Echoes & Nordic Moods Esbjörn Svensson
  8. La Marieé Menuet Jennifer Eriksson
  9. Glädjens blomster [The flowers of joy] Jennifer Eriksson
  10. Sonate in G minor for violin & continuo Johan Helmich Roman

  11. Largo
  12. Allegro
  13. Intermezzo
  14. Allegro ma non presto
  15. Löv som faller (A leaf falls) Olof Wendel
  16. Sans frayeur (Without fear) Marc-Antonie Charpentier
  17. Kristallen den fina (The crystal so fine) (Traditional)



Jennifer Eriksson

Jenny Eriksson completed her initial musical studies at the NSW State Conservatorium of Music studying music education and cello with Barbara Woolley. She subsequently studied the viola da gamba with Jaap ter Linden at the Rotterdam Conservatorium for three years where she completed post-graduate studies in baroque music.

Marin Marais

Marin Marais (1656-1728) was a French composer and viol player. He studied composition with Jean-Baptiste Lully, often conducting his operas, and with master of the bass viol Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe for six months. In 1676 he was hired as a musician to the royal court of Versailles and was moderately successful there, being appointed in 1679 as ordinaire de la chambre du roy pour la viole, a title he kept until 1725.

Esbjörn Svensson

Esbjörn Svensson (16 April 1964 – 14 June 2008) was a prominent Swedish jazz pianist/composer and founder of the Esbjörn Svensson Trio, commonly known as e.s.t.

Where to buy

Nordic Moods & Baroque Echoes is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Release date
May 2024
© 2024 The Marais Project
℗ 2024 Move Records
Early music
Catalogue number
MCD 656
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574065626