Songs from a Secret Garden

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Songs from a Secret Garden
Songs from a Secret Garden.jpg
Studio album by Secret Garden
Released April 16, 1996 (1996-04-16)
Genre New-age, neoclassical new-age music
Length 47:20
Producer Rolf Løvland
Secret Garden chronology
Songs from a Secret Garden (1996) White Stones (1997)

Songs from a Secret Garden is the first international album by Secret Garden. Released in 1996, it includes the Norwegian winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 1995, "Nocturne".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4.3/5 stars[2]


The Allmusic reviewer Carol Wright awarded the album 4 stars,[1] and it achieved platinum awards in Norway and South Korea. It stayed on the Billboard New Age chart for 101 weeks.[3]

The track «Song from a Secret Garden» became famous in Korea by being featured in the drama 젊은이의 양지 (which means "Sunny Spots (or Places) of the Young") in 1995. Another track from the album, «Adagio», was featured in the 2004 Wong Kar-wai film 2046.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Nocturne"   3:11
2. "Pastorale"   3:47
3. "Song from a Secret Garden"   3:32
4. "Sigma"   3:05
5. "Papillon"   3:22
6. "Serenade to Spring"   3:12
7. "Atlantia"   2:56
8. "Heartstrings"   3:22
9. "Adagio"   2:51
10. "The Rap"   2:31
11. "Chaconne"   3:25
12. "Cantoluna"   3:29
13. "Ode to Simplicity"   3:53


In Korea[edit]

In Korea, Serenade to Spring was given a lyric and is sung under the name of '10월의 어느 멋진 날에' which means 'One Fine Day in October'. A popular baritone in Korea, Kim Dong-kyu sang the song on TV and a few professional singers sung in duo.[5]


In the December of 2010, Universal Music Group started to publish this album again in K2HD CD format by technology of K2HD by JVC. Since 100 kHz 24bit sound signal is processed during remastering by K2HD technology, high frequency is highlighted, especially in the better sound quality of violin.



  • Cover design – Scott Townsend
  • Assistant engineer – Conal Markey & Conan Doyle
  • Recording engineer – Andrew Boland
  • Recording engineer & mixing – Oskar P. Sveinsson
  • Lyrics – David Agnew (tracks: 4) & Petter Skavlan (track: 1)
  • Mixing – Erik Avnskog, Jan Erik Kongshaug
  • Additional Orchestra Conductor – John Tate
  • Cover photography – Mick Hales
  • Producer, arranger, conductor & mixing – Rolf Løvland


℗ 1995 PolyGram A/S Norway[6]


  1. ^ a b c Wright, Carol. "Secret Garden - Songs from a Secret Garden Review". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  2. ^ Secret Garden - Songs from a Secret Garden Sputnikmusic. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "Secret Garden - Songs from the heart". Norway - the official site in the United States. Retrieved 2007-09-30. 
  4. ^ "Songs from a Secret Garden - track listing". Artist Direct. Retrieved 2007-09-30. 
  5. ^ Youtube search
  6. ^ "Secret Garden – Songs From A Secret Garden". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 

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