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Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares: Ritual

Houbava milka
Pesen na put
Koledarska pesen
Trakiisko nastoenie
Lazarski bouenets
Nazdrave ti, chorbadjiio
Shopski tantsek
La rosa en floresa
A senora novia
Lamenta
Bulgarski einicheski meloii
Moma houbava
Vurba
Za mlado momiche
Mur stho sme se razigrali
Tebe peem-za ovchariya
Ai nazdrave
Zhalba za lazar

'Ritual' is an unusual recording for the Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir. For one thing, two male guest artists make appearances on two of the songs and a measure of instrumentation on half a dozen tunes includes one instrumental (gasp!). It's a wonderful dance tune which only enhances the feel of the recording dealing mostly with tunes meant for St. Lazar's Day and also Christmas carols. This recording (1994) is the first studio album since the group's two Le Mystere anthologies of the late 1980's. The tradition established by Philip Koutev in the 1950's of applying the compositional methods of concert practice to folk material is still the origin of the famous sound of this choir, now directed by Dora Hristova. Another fascinating aside on this recording is the group singing "A Jewish Triptych (Sephardic)" composed and arranged by Nikolai Kaufmann. This is glorious music that anyone literate in world music should know.

Item code: 9205C | 1 CD | $9.95 |add item to cart
World | A Cappella | Female | Bulgaria
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