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Wondrous Love - A World Folk Song Collection

Song NameComposer
Dulaman - IrelandMichael McGlynn
Fengyang Ge - ChinaChen Yi
Nelly Bly - United StatesStephen Foster
Oy, Polna, Polna Korobushka - Russia
Brigg Fair - England
El Manisero - CubaMoises Simons
Molihua - ChinaChen Yi
Die Vogelhochzeit - Germany
Wondrous Love - United States
Na Bahia Tem - Brazil
La Villanella - Italy
Loch Lomond - Scotland
Domaredansen - Sweden
Arirang - Korea
La Vasija De Barro - EcuadorBenitez Valencia
South Australia - Australia
La Petenera - Mexico
Sakura, Sakura - Japan
Or'Cha Bamidbar - IsraelDavid Zehavi
Diu Diu Deng - Taiwan
L'Amour De Moy - France
Sohran Bushi - Japan
An American Folk Medley - United States

Directed by Joseph Jennings

Whatever the thematic material, Chanticleer's approach is the most erudite; indeed, their analysis of each song's history and composition meets the highest critical standard. It is this absolute musical integrity that then informs the quality of the performance. On "Wondrous Love," a cache of international folk songs, sung a cappella, is the basis for this meticulous study. Folk songs, by definition, are "for the people"; Chanticleer maintains this focus while also seizing the opportunity to enrich the original arrangements with new complexity and depth, as heard on "Arirang," a Korean song utilizing the pentatonic scale with elements of western harmony, or "La Petenera," which begins with a soloist and then gradually incorporates twelve voices into an ever-expanding confluence of countermelody. A Robert Shaw/Alice Parker arrangement graces the fifteenth-century French tune, "L'Amour De Moy."

Item code: 6318C | 1 CD | $17.98 add item to cart
Choral | Male | United States

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