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Rajaton: Joulu

Jouulaulu
Tonttu
Tahtilaulu
Ketun joululaulu
Pukki tietta
Kulkuset
Varpunen jouluaamuna
Talvi-iltana
Joulun neiet
Jouluyo, juhlayo
Joululaulu
Seimeen syntynyt
Jeesuslapsen joululahjat
Jeesuksen seimella
Ja neitsyt pikku poijuttansa
Joululaulu
Toivioretkella
En etsi valtaa, loistoa
Hiljene, maa
Vuotaa armo, taivaan ilo
Jouluhymni
Heinilla jarkien kaukalon

"Joulu" contains new and old Finnish Christmas music in Finnish only. All the liner notes and song titles are in Finnish, but the music speaks for itself quite eloquently. On this double album the first disc is a studio album with six new songs and five new arrangements of well known Christmas carols. Three of them are known globally: Jingle Bells, Christmas Song (by Mel Torme) and Silent Night. The second album was recorded in a church and contains both classical Finnish Christmas choral pieces by Sibelius, Madetoja, Palmgren and others and contemporary music as well as new arrangements of two traditionals. The three men and three women of Rajaton have a bright, smooth, confident, infectious sound that leaves us wanting to hear more. From the vocal trumpets on the opening cut "Joululaulu" and marvelous vocal percussion on "Pukki tietaa," to the sweet, soaring "En etsi valtaa, loistoa" and "Jouluhymni," each song is a perfect, harmonic jewel. We have been very impressed with previous Rajaton CDs, and "Joulu" is another recommended winner! Nice full-color individual photos of the group in the liner notes.

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Item code: 4534C | 1 CD | $29.95 |add item to cart
World | A Cappella | Mixed | Finland
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