Trio Mediæval and Arve Henriksen (Norway)

Trio Mediæval and Arve Henriksen (Norway)

Tour Dates

Sat 26 Nov, 8pm Royal College of Physicians, Dublin 2
Sun 27 Nov, 7.30pm National Opera House, Wexford

Prepare to be bewitched by the meditative and exquisitely beautiful soundscape of Norwegian jazz trumpeter Arve Henriksen’s cross-genre collaboration with Oslo’s early-music ensemble Trio Mediæval, as an array of trumpets, electronics and computer loops vie with voices, hand chimes and the mesmerising tones of the Hardanger fiddle.

With a repertoire spanning church chants, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish hymns, as well as folk songs, Trio Mediæval have collaborated with some of Norway’s leading contemporary jazz musicians, many of them ECM label mates, including saxophonist Trygve Seim, pianist Tord Gustavsen and accordionist Frode Haltli. Henriksen first emerged as a member of Food, a quartet featuring saxophonist Iain Ballamy, drummer Thomas Stronen and bassist Mats Eilertsen. In addition to a successful solo career, he is also a member of the innovative Supersilent group alongside Storlokken and guitarist/electronic artist Helge Sten.

Anna Maria Friman, voice
Berit Opheim, voice
Linn Andrea Fuglseth, voice
Arve Henriksen, trumpet

Sat 26 Nov Royal College of Physicians, Dublin 2 8pm , €25 / €20 (includes reception) 01 4750224 Music Network
Sun 27 Nov National Opera House, Wexford 7.30pm , €18 / €16 053 9122144

Jesú, mín morgunstjarna,  Tvísöngur C17, Iceland. Arr. Anna M Friman
Anda þinn guð mér gef þú vist, Tvísöngur C17, Iceland. Arr. Anna M Friman
Láta gjalla létt og hátt, Rimur. Trad. Iceland, arr. Trio Mediæval/Henriksen
Eterna Christi munera, St. Sunniva hymn, Bergen, Norway C13
Fryd dig, Du Kristi brud, Trad. Norway Arr. Linn A Fuglseth
Interlude I, Arve Henriksen
Nobilis humilis, St Magnus Hymn, Anon, C13/14, Orkney. Arr. Trio Mediaeval/Henriksen
Krummí , Anna M Friman
Ljósið kemur langt og mjótt, Trad. Iceland. Arr. Nicky Losseff
Rís upp, drottni dýrð,  Tvísöngur C17, Iceland
Sulla lulla ,Trad. Norway. Arr. Linn A Fuglseth
Office of St. Þhorlák: Vespers Antiphon and Psalm IV & V, Arr. Trio Mediaeval
Om ödet skulle skicka mig , Trad. Sweden. Arr. Anna M Friman
Du är den första , Trad. Sweden. Arr. Anna M Friman
Rosa rorans bonitatem. St. Birgitta Hymn, N. Hermansson , C14. Vadstena, Sweden
En liten fågel, Trad. Sweden. Arr. Anna M Friman
O Jesu dulcissime, Tvísöngur C17, Iceland. Arr. Trio Mediaeval / Henriksen

Listen on Spotify

Trio Mediaeval - Nomemus


Arve Henriksen - Recording Angel


"I don’t think I’ve ever heard such beautiful harmony singing, their tone was wonderfully pure, angelic even, inescapably Scandinavian, and totally flawless throughout."

- Cheltenham Music Festival review

"Nobody plays a trumpet quite like the plaintively expressive Norwegian Arve Henriksen"

- The Guardian