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Vem Kan Segla Forutan Vind
by arranger Carl Bertil Agnestig, performed by Milwaukee Choral Artists
CATCH-UP: Carl Bertil Agnestig (1924 to 2019) was a Swedish music tutor, arranger and composer. Carl Bertil Andersson was born on March 7th 1924 in Jarvso Parish, Sweden. The son of the engineer Anders Ruben Andersson, he moved with his family to Byarum, Smaland, in 1928, followed by a further settlement in Nacka in 1938. He graduated with a higher music teaching degree from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 1946, and changed his professional surname to 'Agnestig' at some point in his musical development. He became a music teacher at the Uppsala city music school in 1947, followed by similar position at the Nacka music school the following year, also becoming its study director in 1959 and its acting rector in 1966. He was a member of the Swedish Trade Union Confederations Council from 1962 to 1966, and during his lifetime wrote a number of textbooks for the teaching of instruments at the music school. He also composed many choral songs, including two featured in "The Swedish Psalm Book 1986" - "No. 214b 'Lar mig att bedja av hjartat'" and "No. 443 'Dig vi lovsjunger, arar'". Among Agnestig's better-known Christmas songs was the carol "Adventstid" (full title "Adventstid kom till mitt ensamma hus"), and he was married to Alfhild Kerstin Linnea Burman, from 1920 until her death in 2010. Among his many awards were the 2005 Swedish Music Publishers Association "Lifetime Achievement Prize", and a 2009 scholarship from the Swedish Composers of Popular Music. Carl Bertil Agnestig died in Nacka on July 14th 2019, aged 95. He leaves his second wife Agneta plus two sons.
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Posted: 20th August 2019
Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away each year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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