Episode #2759

Voices Only

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Listen to a capella singing from the Armenian-American trio Zulal (their name means "clear water") from their release called "Notes to a Crane." We’ll hear selections from that, along with medieval ballads from England, France and Norway sung by the Norwegian early music group, Trio Medieval. Also, there’s music from the Southern Appalachian Mountains, from the "lined out" hymn tradition, the oldest English-language religious music in oral tradition in North America. Plus, listen to rarities of the Georgian folk repertoire from the trio Kavkasia, songs from Chechnya, and music by composers like Meredith Monk and Veljo Tormis.

PROGRAM #2759, Voices Only (First aired on Thursday, 1-24-08)






Notes To A Crane

Rori [2:30] OR

Trio Mediaeval

Folk Songs

So Ro Godt Barn [3:00]

ECM #2003**

Kitka w/Mariana Sadovska

The Rusalka Cycle

Transformation [4:30]

Diaphonica #20071

Veljo Tormis

Casting A Spell

Swing Song #4 [2:00]

Virgin Classics #45185** Out of print, but try*

Trio Kavkasia

The Fox and the Lion

Alilo [2:30]

Traditional Crossroads #4331 www.traditional

Songs of Defiance

Music of Chechnya & the North Caucasus

Khatke Mahomet Guaz [6:00]

Topic #934*

Various Artists: Deacon Tommy Tookes & Congregation

Art of Field Recording: Vol. 1

The Lord Is Risen [5:30]

Dust To Digital #08***

Various artists: Stockholm Radio Choir

Voices: A Compilation of the Word’s Greatest Choirs

G. Ligeti: Lux Aeterna [7:30]

Mesa / Bluemoon #79026 Out of print. Try auction sites.


Notes to a Crane

Es Kisher [3:30]

See above.

Meredith Monk

Facing North

Hocket [4:30]

ECM #1482

Bulgarian State Radio And Television Female Vocal Choir

Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares

Polegnala e Todora, excerpt [2:00]

Nonesuch #79165**

Comments [1]

yvonne from Park Slope, Brooklyn

Voice is my favorite instrument, vocal harmony its highest expression ...and I love minor key. I experienced tonight's program as a real gift.

Jan. 18 2010 12:53 AM

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