Sigmund’s Christmas greeting

Before you enjoy the following rare video recording from Jersey in 1987, Sigmund would like to say a few words:

Dear Harmonica Friends! I send you all my very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. Many thanks for your interest and support. Harmonically yours, Sigmund.

In Norwegian:

Gode munnspelvenner! Eg ynskjer alle som følgjer Facebook- og heimesidene mine GLEDELEG JUL og alt godt i det nye året! Tusen takk for all interesse og støtte i året vi nå legg bak oss. Beste helsing Sigmund.

And now to this year’s little Christmas present to you all. Roger Trobridge has kindly shared a video recording of Sigmund Groven from the 1987 World Harmonica Championships in Jersey, one of the English channel islands. Sigmund is accompanied by James Moody, an accomplished pianist and composer himself. He was also Tommy Reilly’s regular collaborator for over 30 years.

The following songs were played:

  • Motlys / Against the Light (S. Groven)
  • Bruremarsj frå Seljord / Wedding March from Seljord (Norwegian trad./arr. S. Groven)
  • Impromptu (James Moody)
  • Aria (S. Groven)
  • Serenade (Tommy Reilly)
  • Norsk dans nr.2 / Norwegian Dance no.2 (Grieg)
  • Om kvelden / In the Evening (Norwegian trad./arr. Eivind Groven)
  • Hava Nagila (trad./arr. Maurice Arnold)

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