Me and Hal Parfitt-Murray have done a wonderful trip to Emily Brontës hometown, Haworth in Great Britain, done some filming in the Brontë house, some musical recordings and wandered on the beautiful moors! A breathtaking experience! Warmest thanks to ”The Brontë Parsonage Museum” and to ”The Swedish Arts Grants Committee” for supporting the project. We hope to share some music and film with you, authumn 2022! Filming and pictures by Peter Wirén. For more pictures go to Gallery!
Im so grateful for all the nice reviews for the album! And happy to announce a concert 23/4 in Katarina Church 21:30, concert at the festival Intothewoods 18/7 19:00!
So happy and proud announcing the release of “Weep The Time Away” – with Emily Jane Brontë Poems set to music/ Sofie
url to the album: https://sofielivebrant.bandcamp.com/album/weep-the-time-away-emily-bront
Music by Sofie Livebrant and Johan Lindström (track 4,8). Producer Johan Lindström. Arrangements by Johan Lindström. String arrangement by Hal Parfitt-Murray. Recorded at Studio Bruket by Johan Lindström and Anton Sundell. Additional recording by Archil Burchuladze in Tbilisi, Georgia Studio. Mixed by Johan Lindström. Mastered by Henrik Jonsson at Masters of Audio. Cover artwork by Jan Vertsberg. Cover design by Torbjörn Zetterberg. Label Rootsy Music. Thanks to Kulturrådet, mamma, Josefin De Gregorio och Nikke Ström.
2 DEC Malmö 20.00 – Folk och Rock – Svante Sjöblom and Hal Parfitt-Murray. Opening act Svante Sjöblom.
3 DEC Lundsbrunn 19:00 – Brunnskapellet – Dan Berglund, Hal Parfitt-Murray, Svante Sjöblom and an artexhibition inspired by Emily Brontë poems. Opening act Svante Sjöblom.
8 DEC 19:000 Stockholm -Allhelgonakyrkan – Johan Lindström , Dan Berglund, Amanda Oskarson, Sonja Agnelid. Linnea Lundgren with musicians are welcoming us with a first set!
We proudly announce the release of Emily Brontës’ poem “Deep Down In The Silent Grave” the 22 October on all platforms! Set to music by Sofie Livebrant Also video by Peter Wirén!
LINK TO SINGLE – DEEP DEEP DOWN IN THE SILENT GRAVE
No 38 Emily Jane Brontë (March 1838)
Deep, deep down in the silent grave/ With none to mourn above—-
Here with my knee upon thy stone/I bid adieu to feelings gone/I leave with thee my tears and pain/And rush into the world again
O come again what chains withhold/ The steps that used so fleet to be-/ Come leave thy dwelling dark and cold/ Once more to visit me! —
Was it with the fields of green/Blowing flower and budding tree/ With the summer heaven serene/That thou didst visit me?
No ’twas not the flowery plain/No ’twas not the fragrant air/Summer skies will come again/ but thou wilt not be there –
Single Release Day – “Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee” – A poem by Emily Brontë set to music by Sofie Livebrant, music production by Johan Lindström, cover art by Jan Vertsberg, layout Torbjörn Zetterberg, label Rootsy Music! Music movie teaser Peter Wirén. Single Release “Deep Deep Down In The Silent Grave” 22 October!
Full Album release 3 December – “Weep The Time Away”
”Folk&Rock” Malmö 2 dec 19:00 w Svante Sjöblom.
”Brunnskapellet” i Lundsbrunn 3 dec 19:00
”Allhelgonakyrkan” Stockholm den 8 dec 19:00
Sofie sings Emily Brontë poems on her forth coming album in December- Weep The Time Away – first single release will be in August – Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee!
no122 “Shall Earth no more inspire thee” av Emily Jane Brontë (1837)
Shall Earth no more inspire thee,
Thou lonely dreamer now?
Since passion may not fire thee
Shall Nature cease to bow?
Thy mind is ever moving
In regions dark to thee;
Recall its useless roving -
Come back and dwell with me -
I know my mountain breezes
Enchant and sotthe thee still -
I know my sunshine pleases
Despite thy wayward will -
When day with evening blending
Sinks from the summer sky,
I’ve seen thy spirit bending
In fond idolatry -
I’ve watched thee every hour -
Iknow my mighty sway -
I know my magic power
To drive thy griefs away -
Few hearts to mortals given
On earth so wildly pine
Yet none would ask a Heaven
More like this Earth than thine -
Then let my winds caress thee-
Thy comrade let me be -
Since nought beside can bless thee
Return and dwell with me -
Please press this link to enjoy the concert with Sofie singing Emily Brontë poems, together with the writer Josefin de Gregorio at Betlehemskyrkan in Gothenburg 21 mars 2021.
Jag har under under Corona-pandemin spelat in tonsättningar av en av de mest egensinniga, engelska 1800-tals författarna: Emily Jane Brontë. Release under 2021. Producent Johan Lindström med gästande musiker; Hal Parfitt-Murray, Dan Berglund, Konrad Agnas, sångare ur Ensemble Basiani m fl Tack Kulturrådet!
“The night is darkening round me, The wild winds coldly blow; But a tyrant spell has bound me, And I cannot, cannot go. The giant trees are bending, Their bare boughs weighed with snow, And the storm is fast descending, and yet I cannot go. Clouds beyond clouds above me, Wastes beyond wastes below; But nothing drear can move me- I will not, cannot go” Emily Brontë Nov 1837
Caption by Kenth Wångklev, from Emily Brontë-concert in Katharina Church October 2020!