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Directed by Pekka Kostiainen
The children in the Vox Aurea choir, one of the leading Finnish choral groups, are fortunate to be under the direction of Pekka Kostianinen, one of the finest choral composers, and one who likes to test his ideas on his choir before committing them to paper. Finnish folk tradition has been an inspiration for many of these works, the language providing a rhythmic undercurrent and the sound of the words music in itself. 'LoRuLaiLee' is a cross-section of Pekka's main works for children's choir. 12 tunes, some favorites: the title tune, 'Kiurun tie,' 'Satakieli,' 'Jaakobin pojat,' and 'Pah' on olla paimenessa I and II.' This is ethereal, soaring, stunning material, especially for a children's choir.