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Tenores de Oniferi

Tenores de Oniferi


Some of the world's most unusual sounds are produced by Sardinia-based group Tenores de Oniferi. Rooted in Sardinia's polyphonic singing tradition, the group was described by Rod Stradling of Musical Traditions as "younger, faster and harder....both more suited to a 'world music' audience and closer to the tradition." Based in Oniferi, a town in the central Barbagia section of the island, Tenores de Oniferei represents the vision of lead vocalist Francesca Pirisi and his twin brother, Giovanni, who sings counter tenor.


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Tenores de Oniferi : Polyphonic Singing from Sardinia : 1 CD : 

Tenores de Oniferi : Polyphonic Singing from Sardinia

Review: This delightful CD is a recording of a style native to the island of Sardinia known as "Cantu a Tenores." Thousands of years of tradition have evolved into a specific and defined structure, based upon four parts, and the familiar triadic intervals, plus lead; the scales are modal, and repetitive microphases are used as an underpinning to the lyrical content. What is most obvious to the ear are the rich harmonic overtones, creating a depth that belies the notion of a mere four voices. The joy-or sorrow-of amore and praises to the divine are the thematic concerns. An unusual and most pleasant musical interlude.

Songlist: Su Determinu, A S'Omine, Gosos Di San Gavino, Sos Antigos, Muttos, Ottava Del Tre, Sa Supposta Partenzia, S'Andira, Tiu Bustianu, Serenada De Ierru

9721c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella Mediterranean a cappella

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