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Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares
Bulgarian Custom Songs

First Song on the Road
Second Song on the Road
We Sing A Song for You
Cheers to You, Master of the House
Beautiful Milka
We Sing A Song for You
A Girl Bragged
A Mighty Boy Is Saddling His Horse
Turbid Waters Were Flowing
Song on Going Out of the House
Oh, Lazar
Lazarski Bouenets
Lazar Is Coming, Lazar Is Roaming
There's A Willow, There's No Willow
Lazarska Song for the Bride
Beautiful Girl
Young Girls Lazaritsi
Well Aren't We Dancing
Strapping Nikola, Mother's Only Son
Lament for Lazar

The famous choir named The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices conducted by Dora HRISTOVA again conveys its challenge to Bulgarian folk music lovers, this time with their interpretation of songs from the most widely spread and cherished customs, those at Christmas and at St. Lazar's Day. The songs sung at Christmas and St. Lazar's Day lend specific colour in the repertoire of many ensembles. This programme is a successful attempt to select songs which represent a comparison between the two customs. Christmas is celebrated on the day when the church commemorates Christ's nativity. Yet the deep meaning of the custom is in the ancient pagan beliefs about the birth of the new sun. There are young men-Christmas-carollers and their leader is always an older man, called stanenik. According to the custom, the time for Christmas celebration is specifically set - from midnight till sunrise. The Christmas carollers make their rounds always starting to the west. They sing songs glorifying the host in every house and bless him for health and fertility. In their turn, the hosts present them with Christmas ring-shaped buns decorated with a coin and meat, beans, etc.

Item code: 9816C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
World  | Primarily a cappella | Female | Bulgaria

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