There is a very beautiful, Danish song, with the Danish title "I skovens dybe, stille ro" - (poorly) translated as "In the deep, quiet calm of the forest".
I have been looking for a simple, unadorned rendition of it. There are several versions on youtube, but they are all some sort of 'artistic', rhythmic arrangement that I feel are entirely the wrong thing. I find Sissel Kjyrkjebø's rendition particularly embarrassing, just to give you an impression of what I don't like.
The text and the melody are both meditative and simple, best sung by a simple voice, but with deep feeling, quite possibly without accompaniment. Is there any such version available?
Thank you both for your answers - I feel I ought to comment a bit and explain myself. So, my background first: I grew up in Denmark, but moved and am no longer a Danish citizen. I do miss aspects of Denmark, however, and when I get nostalgic, I listen to songs I remember; the Danish often appear contemptious of norms and authority, and can display a sort of blaring disregard for others, but they/we also have a gentle, poetic (and slightly embarrassed) side which comes out sometimes in wonderful lyrics and powerfully simple tunes. Unfortunately, the two sides collide to produce "modern/jazzed up" versions of otherwise good songs, and it seems particularly pernicious when it comes to this partidular song.
Right, the rant is almost done; my excuse is that I have so-called perfect pitch. This doesn't mean that I can identify every musical tone by name - I remember the first time I heard a good melody, the pitch, rhythm and everything, and that is then the 'correct' one for me, and I have a hard time accepting versions that are not the same. I'm probably mildly autistic.
Here's my thoughts on the suggested versions in the answers, and again a thanks for the answers:
Anette Kruse: Basically OKish, but seems hesitating and uncertain because of the slow tempo and odd syncopations.
Danish National Radio Choir: Good - spot on. Faithful rendition, but one high note is very slightly off.
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: Unsufferable - too jazzy and slow. It oozes a feeling of "ain't we just that cool".
Scott Hamilton Quartet: Unsufferable - like jazz on a foghorn. I like certain types of jazz and a well-played saxophone can be extremely good, but ...
Emmelie de Forest: Breathless little-girl voice, slightly rushed, and the pronunciation oddly off here and there.
Søs Fenger: Drags along tediously; seems to over-pronounce every word. It's a real shame - she could clearly have sung it really well.