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Hover Chamber Choir: Armenian Voices   

Song NameComposer
Esti Dal (Evening Song) Zoltan Kodaly
CarolBenjamin Britten
Ye that Pasen byBenjamin Britten
Remember not, Lord, Our Offences Henry Purcell
Crucifixus Antonio Lotti
Timor et Tremor Francis Poulenc
Nicolette Maruice Ravel
Lenten is Come Benjamin Britten
A Hymn to the Virgin Benjamin Britten
Ode (Sirt im sasani) Mkhitar Ayrivanetsi
Threshing Song Komitas
Ploughing Song of Lori Komitas
A Pumpkin Grows on the Garden Wall (Baghi pate ddum a) (Komitas)Loretsineri gutani horovel
Greeting the Morning (Aravotun bari luys)Komitas
Cloudy Skies (Ampel a kamar-kamar) (Komitas)Komitas
Dance-songs Parerger
Secretary to GodAsttso kartughare
A Quiet Place Ralph Carmichael - Jerry Rubino
Swing Low, Sweet ChariotGeorge Gershwin
Michelle Lennon / McCartney
ScherzoLars Edlund

In Armenian, Hover (Hoh-ver) evokes the image on song soaring on the wind, and it's also the name of one of the most beautiful Armenian folk songs by Komitas vardapet, a revered name in Armenian folk and sacred music, also part of Hover's repertoire. The 24-strong mixed-voice Choir came together in Yerevan in 1992 as a volunteer performing arts group, mostly students and graduates of the Komitas National Conservatory; led by founder and artistic director Sona Hovhannisyan. There are 21 folk and sacred songs here, particularly nice are Kodaly's "Esti Dal" (Evening Song), Britten's "Carol" and "Ye that Pasen By," Poulenc's "Timor et Tremor," Ravel's "Nicolette," and a number of wonderful tunes by Armenia's Komitas: "Ode," "Threshing Song," "Ploughing Song of Lori," "A Pumpkin Grows on the Garden Wall," and "Greeting The Morning," Gershwin's "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and Lennon/McCartney's "Michelle." A joyful, well-chosen mix, beautifully performed by this fine mixed Choir. The extensive, colorful liner notes tell us about the music and lyrics.

Item code: 7116C | 1 CD | $9.95 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | Armenia
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