Sissel Kyrkjebø discography

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Sissel Kyrkjebø, known as Sissel, is a Norwegian soprano. A child star since the age of 11, she is now a national figure in Norway and has performed all across the globe, selling 10 million solo albums since her recording debut at the age of only 16 and is a featured vocalist on the biggest selling soundtrack recording in history, Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture (30 million sold).[1]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Year Album title Notes
1986 Sissel

Norway release

1987 Sissel

Differences between different releases:

Glade Jul

Norway release

Stilla Natt

Swedish release of Glade Jul

1989 Soria Moria
1992 Gift of Love
1994 Innerst i sjelen

UK release. aka Deep Within My Soul.

The Japan release contains two bonus tracks:

  • 15. Vatnet, våren og fela (water, spring and fiddle)
  • 16. Imagine
Amazing Grace

Japan release

森とフィヨルドの詩
1998 Fire In Your Heart

Japan release

The Best of Sissel

The Japanese release contains a total of 18 tracks, with two tracks featuring Gheorghe Zamfir.

  • Summer Snow
  • Seven Angels
2000 All Good Things

The Japanese release contains a bonus track – Track 13: He's a Lot

2001 In Symphony

The Japan release contains a bonus track Ave Maria.

2002 Sissel

This album contains a lot of songs under the same title from the album All Good Things, but they were re-recorded in New York with new arrangements. The following tracks are available in the USA release only.

  • 2. Can't Go Back
  • 4. Shenandoah
  • 8. Solitaire
  • 12 Molde Canticle
2003 My Heart

Norway release

2004 My Heart
  • USA release

Differences between different releases:

2005 Nordisk Vinternatt

Scandinavian release. Aka Nordic Winter Night. The album comes with a DVD.

2006 Into Paradise
  • The Japan release not only contains the same tracks as the Scandinavian release, but also has the track Adagio.
De beste, 1986–2006

Scandinavian greatest hits release, contains 2 CDs.

2007 Northern Lights
2010 Til Deg

Scandinavian release

Christmas albums[edit]

Year Album Title Notes
1987 Glade Jul Norwegian release
Stilla Natt Swedish release
1989 Julen är här with Tommy Körberg
1995 Christmas in Vienna III (European CD title)

Vienna Noël (USA CD title)

with Plácido Domingo and Charles Aznavour
1996 Julekonserten

1. Mitt hjerte alltid vanker

4. Mary's Boy Child

5. Det Hev Ei Rose Sprunge

6. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

8. Whence is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing?

1999 Julekonserten 10 år

2. Nu tändas tusen juleljus

3. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

7. Mitt hjerte alltid vanker

13. My Tribute (To God Be the Glory)

1999 Silent Night: A Christmas in Rome

1. Silent Night – Introduction

5. Mitt hjerte alltid vanker

12. Silent Night

2005 Christmas in Moscow with José Carreras and Plácido Domingo
2006 The European Divas - Frostroses

This is a recording of a concert held at the Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík of the Iceland.

3. Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker

7. O Come All Ye Faithful (with Ragga)

11. In the Lonely Dark of Night (with Eivør)

14. Frostroses (with Eivør, Eleftheria, Patricia Bardon and Ragga)

2007 Spirit of the Season with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
2009 Strålande jul with Odd Nordstoga

Differences between different releases:

Other albums[edit]

Year Colloborator Album title Song title
1988

Sigvart Dagsland

Seculum Seculi 10. Folket som danser[2]
1989

Sebastian

Et eventyr 28. Grænseløs
1989

Tommy Körberg

Julen är här

1. Julen är här

11. Låt julen förkunna (Happy Xmas/War is over)

1990 Oslo Gospel Choir LIVE

5. Pie Jesu

10. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)

12. My Tribute[3]

1992

Rune Larsen

Røtter 3. Things
1996

Sigmund Groven

I Godt Lag 29. Vil du vekke tonen min
1997

Warren G

The Rapsody Overture 6. Prince Igor
1998

Gli Scapoli

Everything Must Change 8. Bachianas Brasileiras
1999

The Chieftains

Tears of Stone 12. Siúil A Rúin
2001

Sort Sol

Snakecharmer 6. Elia Rising
2001

Proffene[4]

Handsfree 5. Vinterbarn
2002 Plácido Domingo Sacred Songs

1. Cavalleria rusticanaAve Maria (arranged from Intermezzo sinfonico)

8. Bist du bei mir

2002

Plácido Domingo

José Carreras Gala 2002 15. Cavalleria rusticanaAve Maria (arranged from Intermezzo sinfonico)
2003 Bryn Terfel

Bryn Terfel Sings Favorites

10. Ave Maria
2005 Various singers Venn (Friend) A charity single written by Espen Lind and Lene Marlin for raising money for Indian Ocean Tsunami relief.[5]
2009 Ole Edvard Antonsen

Desemberstemninger

8. Whence is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing?
2013 Bryn Terfel

Homeward Bound

5. Shall We Gather At The River

18. Give Me My Song

Singles[edit]

Year Album title Notes
1986 Vårvise / Eg Ser

with Sebastian

vinyl single

1987 Kärleken/Vem vinyl single – Swedish only release
1988 Folket Som Danser / Eg Ser

with Sigvart Dagsland

vinyl single

1989 Pokarekare Ana / Amazing Grace vinyl single
1992 Gift Of Love / Breakaway 2 tracks
Need I Say More / If 2 tracks
1993 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Imagine

with Neil Sedaka

4 tracks

1994 Se Ilden Lyse / Fire In Your Heart 2 tracks
Fire In Your Heart

with Plácido Domingo

3 tracks

1995 Eg Veit I Himmerik Ei Borg (remix) 3 tracks
Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker 1 track
1997 Prince Igor

with Warren G

6 tracks

2000 One Day promo single
Better Off Alone promo single
2001 Elia Rising

with Sort Sol

promo single

Summer Snow / Seven Angels

1. Summer Snow – with Gheorghe Zamfir

2. Seven Angels

3. Snow Tales [Ensemble Version]

4. Prayer Song [Ensemble Version]

2002 Carrier of a Secret

1. Carrier Of A Secret

2. Molde Canticle

3. Where The Lost Ones Go

2003 Gå Inte Förbi

with Peter Jöback

1 track

Can't Go Back 2 tracks
2005 O Tysta Ensamhet promo single

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Soundtrack title Song title Notes
1986 Drømmeslottet

Har en drøm

1990 Den lille havfruen

Sissel was the voice of Ariel in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. She did both the speaking and the singing in Swedish and Norwegian. The Danish version also features Sissel's vocals.

1996 The Adventures of Pinocchio

1. Colosso

12. What Are We Made Of duet with Brian May

1997 Titanic

1. Never An Absolution

4. Rose

8. Unable To Stay, Unwilling To Leave

11. A Promise Kept

12. A Life So Changed

13. An Ocean Of Memories

15. Hymn To The Sea

1998 Back to Titanic

1. Titanic Suite

13. The Deep and Timeless Sea

Long Journey Home[6] 11. An Raibh Tú Ag An gCarraig

Were You At The Rock? in Gaelic.

2000 Summer Snow

1. Summer Snow

11. Seven Angels

2001 Flyvende farmor

2. Himlen over himmelbjerget

2002 Evelyn

18. Angel Rays

The Forsyte Saga

5. June's Song

2004 Vanity Fair

1. She Walks in Beauty

2005 3712

7. Funeral

8. Du är den ende

2007 Lord of the Rings / The Complete Recordings / The Return of the King 13. (Disc 3) The Last Debate

Sissel performed as Asëa Aranion.

DVDs[edit]

Year DVD Title Notes
1989

Chess in Concert

Filemed on 3–4 September 1989 at Skellefteå of Sweden. Sissel played Svetlana and sang

2002

Sissel in Concert: All Good Things

Filemed in a concert at Oslo Spektrum, Norway in 2002.
2005 Nordisk Vinternatt This is a bouns DVD coming with a CD of the same title. It was shot at the Sissel in Symphony concert in 2001.
2006 Into Paradise – Live from Dalhalla
2006 The European Divas - Frostroses

This is a recording of a concert held at the Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík of the Iceland.

  • Mitt hjerte alltid vanker
  • In the Lonely Dark of Night (with Eivør)
  • O Come All Ye Faithful (with Ragga)
  • Frostroses (with Eivør, Eleftheria, Patricia Bardon and Ragga)
2007 Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

and Orchestra at Temple Square

2007 Northern Lights
  1. Featuring José Carreras, the concert was shot in Bergstaden Ziir, a church from the 17th century in Røros, Norway.
  2. Tracks not available on the Northern Lights CD:

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