Snow – Orchestral piece
The year Christine was born, Norway had a snow record, 2 meters of snow! No wonder she's been obsessed with it all her life!
When Christine in 2008 got her first opportunity to write for an orchestra, she immediately knew what the piece would be about, Snow, or Snö, as it's called in Swedish. Christine lived and studied in Stockholm for 10 years and sang as 1st Soprano with S:t Matteus Choir and Orchestra 2007-2012.
"Snow has always been magic to me. The silence it brings, the crispness of the air, how everything seems to go in slow motion around you. I've always loved it, so when I was asked by Disney to be the inner voice of Snow Queen Elsa as she calls the snow - I felt like I finally was home. It was just divine."
The piece Snow had given Christine the courage to pursue her dream of becoming a film composer and finally it had led her to Los Angeles and the Disney Studios.
Although Christine's never been afraid of challenges, the fact that she joined the choir to learn to read music, says something about how little she knew about orchestration and arranging. Luckily conductor Sonny Jansson saw the fire in her eyes and how she always poured her soul into everything and decided to give her a chance. The piece ended up being played on as many as 8 Christmas concerts with full orchestra, choir and children's choir with Christine as a soloist.
"The fact that I made it, after a lot of hard work and with a little help and support from my mentors Karl-Johan Ankarblom, Ulla Åkerqvist and conductor Sonny Jansson, showed me that with patience and commitment, anything is possible!
I have a feeling that Snow was crucial for my further education, as I used it when I applied for my Master and my Graduate Certificate and their fundings. At any rate it had given me that extra confidence in myself and that magic does exist..."