#3192: Finno-Ugric Folk Songs

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You probably don’t speak Udmurtian. Or Vepsian. Or Ivorian, Karelian Finnish, or Livonian. They are all Finno-Ugric languages – relatives of Finnish and Hungarian – that are spoken in what was the former Soviet Union.  Overwhelmed by Russian, they have not survived as well as Finnish, Hungarian, or even Estonian. Some only have a few dozen speakers. That’s why musicians like Veljo Tormis, the group Hedningarna, and Markku Ounaskari & Samuli Mikkonen have become so interested in the folk songs of these people. We’ll hear these songs in arrangements for chorus, rock band, and jazz ensemble on this New Sounds.

PROGRAM #3192,  Finno-Ugric folk songs (First aired on 4-7-11)  

ARTIST: Markku Ounaskari, Samuli Mikkonen, Per Jørgensen
WORK: Tuuin Tuuin, excerpt [1:30]
RECORDING: Kuara – Psalms and Folk Songs
SOURCE: ECM #2116
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Hedningarna
WORK: Song of the Maiden [4:48]
RECORDING: Karelia Visa
SOURCE: Northside #6025
INFO: Out of print but try Amazon.com

ARTIST: Hedningarna
WORK: True Love [5:11]
RECORDING: Karelia Visa
SOURCE: Northside #6025
INFO: Out of print but try Amazon.com 

ARTIST: Värttinä
WORK: Oi Dai [3:44]
RECORDING: Oi Dai
SOURCE: Green Linnet #4014
INFO: Out of print, but try Amazon.com 

ARTIST: Veljo Tormis
WORK: Vepsian Paths: Forced to Get Married [2:05]
RECORDING: Forgotten Peoples
SOURCE: ECM #1459/60
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Veljo Tormis
WORK: Votic Wedding Songs: Distributing the Dowry Chest [1:26]
RECORDING: Forgotten Peoples
SOURCE: ECM #1459/60
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Markku Ounaskari, Samuli Mikkonen, Per Jørgensen
WORK: Soldat keljangur [5:57]
RECORDING: Kuara – Psalms and Folk Songs
SOURCE: ECM #2116
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Mari Boine (Persen)
WORK: Gula Gula [3:43]
RECORDING:  Gula Gula
SOURCE: Real World #91631
INFO: realworld.co.uk

ARTIST: Markku Ounaskari, Samuli Mikkonen, Per Jørgensen
WORK: Sjuan Gur  [4:44]
RECORDING: Kuara – Psalms and Folk Songs
SOURCE: ECM #2116
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Värttinä
WORK: Yks On Huoli [4:06]
RECORDING: Oi Dai
SOURCE: Green Linnet #4014
INFO: Out of print, but try Amazon.com 

ARTIST: Veljo Tormis
WORK: Livonian Heritage: Day of a Herdsboy [3:23]
RECORDING: Forgotten Peoples
SOURCE: ECM #1459/60
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Markku Ounaskari, Samuli Mikkonen, Per Jørgensen
WORK: Pitkä Pajo, excerpt [3:30]
RECORDING: Kuara – Psalms and Folk Songs
SOURCE: ECM #2116
INFO: ecmrecords.com