Gustaf Nordqvist (1886 - 1949) was a Swedish composer, church musician and professor As a composer he is best known for his many solo songs, including 'Till havs' and ‘Jul, jul, strålande jul’ a Christmas song with lyrics written by Edvard Evers. This song has been subject to many interpretations in Sweden, other Scandinavian countries and internationally by singers, choirs and orchestras. It describes Christmas as white, then snow-filled, and depict the rest of Christmas blessings with a wish that Christmas brings light and peace. ‘Jul, jul, strålande jul’ (commonly translated in English as ‘Wonderful Peace’) was composed both for solo voice or voices in unison with accompaniment (organ or piano), and for choir a cappella.
Dutch arranger Jos van de Braak arranged ‘Jul, jul, strålande jul’ for choir and a (small) Symphonic Band.