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Portland State University Chamber Choir
Veljo Tormis on American Shores

Song NameComposer
St. John's Day Songs:Veijo Tormis
-Call to Midsummer Bonfire IVeijo Tormis
-Call to Midsummer Bonfire IIVeijo Tormis
-Can't be Caught with a GunVeijo Tormis
-Why St. John is AwaitedVeijo Tormis
-St. John's SteedVeijo Tormis
-The Curse for IronVeijo Tormis
-St. John's SongVeijo Tormis
HelletusedVeijo Tormis
Three Estonian Game Songs:Veijo Tormis
-The Grindstone GameVeijo Tormis
-The Fingerbinding GameVeijo Tormis
-The Ship GameVeijo Tormis
Two Songs after Ernst Enno:Veijo Tormis
-Early Summer's Fairy TalkVeijo Tormis
-Soundlessly, Somewhere Murmuring HomewardVeijo Tormis
Three Songs from the Epic:Veijo Tormis
-Oh, My Gentle, Tender MotherVeijo Tormis
-Daughters of the Meadow MatronVeijo Tormis
-The Wave RollsVeijo Tormis
Autumn Landscapes:Veijo Tormis
-It is Late in SummerVeijo Tormis
-Clouds are RacingVeijo Tormis
-Pale LightVeijo Tormis
-Painfully Red are the LeavesVeijo Tormis
-Wind over the BarrensVeijo Tormis
-Cold Autumn NightVeijo Tormis
-HeatherVeijo Tormis
The Songster's ChildhoodVeijo Tormis
The Singer's Closing WordsVeijo Tormis

Directed by Bruce Browne

Every recording has a story behind its genesis. In 2003 Estonian Composer Veljo Tormis heard the Portland State Chamber Choir while they were on tour in his country. Tormis was so taken with the brilliant artistry and expressive power of the ensemble he requested that Bruce Browne and his singers do a recording of his music sung in English. For almost two years the Singers, their conductor and the composer worked together on this project. Tormis was very prominent in the interpretation. He supervised the learning of the music in preparation for the Chamber Choir's appearance at the Northwest Convention of the American Choral Director's Association 2006. Veljo Tormis, On American Shores is a recording with a significance of strong integrity by both Composer and Artist. Bruce Browne is emeritus Professor of Music and Choir of the Vocal and Choral area at Portland State University. He is also Conductor Emeritus of the Portland Symphonic Choir and founder and director of the professional choir, Choral Cross-Ties. The Portland State Chamber Choir is recognized as one of the top University Chamber ensembles in the United States.

Item code: 8744C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Choral | Mixed | United States

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