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Wondrous Love - A World Folk Song Collection

Song NameComposerArranger
Dulaman - IrelandMichael McGlynn
Fengyang Ge - ChinaChen YiChen Yi
Nelly Bly - United StatesStephen FosterJack Halloran
Oy, Polna, Polna Korobushka - RussiaC. Shvedoff
Brigg Fair - EnglandPercy Grainger
El Manisero - CubaMoises SimonsTania Leon
Molihua - ChinaChen YiChen Yi
Die Vogelhochzeit - GermanyFritz Goller
Wondrous Love - United StatesJoseph Jennings
Na Bahia Tem - BrazilHeitor Villa-Lobos
La Villanella - ItalySteven Sametz
Loch Lomond - ScotlandRalph Vaughan Williams
Domaredansen - SwedenOtto Olsson
Arirang - KoreaChen Yi
La Vasija De Barro - EcuadorBenitez ValenciaJavier Zentner
South Australia - AustraliaStephen Leek
La Petenera - MexicoCarlos Sanchez-Gutierrez
Sakura, Sakura - JapanChen Yi
Or'Cha Bamidbar - IsraelDavid Zehavi
Diu Diu Deng - TaiwanChen Yi
L'Amour De Moy - FranceAlice Parker / Robert Shaw
Sohran Bushi - JapanOsamu Shimizu
An American Folk Medley - United StatesSteve Barnett

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."

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Choral | Male | United States

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