Song of Norway

Original Cast Members (1944)


Track List


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  • Prelude
  • The Legend .... Robert Shafer
  • Hill of Dreams .... Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks & Robert Shafer
  • Freddy and His Fiddle .... Kent Edwards, Gwen Jones & Chorus
  • Now .... Kitty Carlisle & Chorus
  • Strange Music .... Helena Bliss & Lawrence Brooks
  • Midsummer's Eve .... Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle, Robert Shafer & Chorus
  • March of the Trollgers .... Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle, Robert Shafer & Chorus
  • Hymn of Betrothal .... Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle, Ivy Scott, Robert Shafer & Chorus
  • Bon Vivant .... Sig Arno, Lawrence Brooks, Walter Kingsford, Ivy Scott & Chorus
  • Three Loves .... Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle & Chorus
  • Down Your Tea (finaletto) .... Kitty Carlisle
  • Nordraak's Farewell (finaletto) .... Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle, Robert Shafer & Chorus
  • Three Loves (finaletto) .... Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle, Robert Shafer & Chorus
  • I Love You .... Helena Bliss, Walter Kingsford, Ivy Scott & Chorus
  • At Christmastime .... Helena Bliss, Walter Kingsford & Ivy Scott
  • Song of Norway .... Helena Bliss & Lawrence Brooks

Trivia & History

Due to the technology of the time the 78 album had to be edited so that it would fit on the LP. About eight minutes was cut for the transfer to LP, the times for each cut are as follows:

  • Song 05-0:30
  • Song 07-1:10
  • Song 09-0:35
  • Reprise 08 cut completely-:55
  • Song 11 cut completely-:40
  • Song 12-2:10
  • Song 13-1:47

When the recording was released on CD in 2004, Decca went back to the master tapes and released the entire unedited recording.


The album was released by Decca Records. However, the star of the stage production, Irra Petina was under contract with Columbia Records. In order to make the album, Kitty Carlisle was hired to sing Ms. Petina's role.


Although commonly listed as being a 1944 recording, this may not have been issued till early 1945. It seems to have been recorded in November and perhaps early December 1944.

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