Choral Music from Eastern Europe


For this New Sounds, listen to new choral music from Eastern Europe, including one by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli.  His 2005 “Amao omi” fuses Baltic folksong, liturgical choral music and minimalism and plays against sax quartet.  There’s also music by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, along with a new choral album of music by Estonia’s Veljo Tormis, and more.

PROGRAM # 2878, Eastern European Choral Music (First aired on Wed., 12/17/08)





Veljo Tormis

Choral Music

Singing Aboard Ship [5:00]
The Ship Game [2:30]
Cold Autumn Night [1:30]
2 Estonian Lullabies [4:00]

Hyperion #67601 **

Giya Kancheli

Little Imber

Amao Omi [26:00]

ECM #1812*

Einojuhani Rautavaara

Complete Works for Male Choir

Hammarskjold Fragment [6:30]

Ondine #1125*