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Friday, December 24, 2004

On this program, celebrate the holiday season with a program of seasonal music, New Sounds style. Hear from the likes of Kitka, with repertoire ranging from Bulgaria to Belarus, from Georgia to Greece, from their "Wintersongs" CD. The women’s vocal ensemble uses the ‘open voice’ technique to achieve an exotic, elegant and eerie sound. There are lots of other tasteful non-traditional holiday selections, hopefully with a few surprises.
PROGRAM #2359, A New Sounds Christmas (First aired on 12/24/04)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Kitka

Wintersongs

Byla Cesta [3:00] Tec, Peleite, Zernju Zogtu [3:00] Dostojno Jest [4:30]

Diaphonica #2004. www.kitka.org

Iver Kleive

Hurdenes Tilbedelse

Ave Maris Stella [4:30]

Kirkelig Kulturverksted #287. www.kkv.no .

John Fahey

Christmas with John Fahey II

Carol of the Bells [2:30]

Tacoma #1045. Now reissued by Rhino Records on CD and readily available in stores or online**

Modern Mandolin Quartet

Nutcracker Suite

The Nutcracker Suite [24:00]

www.modernmandolinquartet.com

El McMeen

The Soul of Christmas Guitar

In the Bleak Midwinter [3:00]

Piney Ridge #111. www.elmcmeen.com*

Various artists: Alison Brown Quartet

A Winter's Eve - Acoustic Music for the Winter Season

Carol of the Kings [2:30]

Compass Records #4349**
www.compassrecords.com *

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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