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Dzintars: Latvian Women's Choir
Songs Of Amber

Blow, Wind, Blow
Breaking Flax
The Sun Moves Quickly
Sleep My Child
Song Of The Wind
So Silent Is The Ukranian Night
The Forest Shook From Dancing
Where Have You Been, Brother?
Orphan Girl In White
Di Raike
Christmas Masquerade (Mummery Song)
Oi Hanuke
Autumn Landscape
The Tomtit's Message

The small country of Latvia on the Baltic Sea had been independent for 23 years in 1941 when it was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union. Today the Baltic states (Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania) have begun their struggle for independence.This struggle is often reflected and reinforced in folk song. Collections of Latvian folk music and song were made in the mid-to-late 19th century, and today the collection of the Latvian Academy of Sciences comprises 1 1/2 million texts and 30,000 melodies. Many choirs perform this material, some sticking to the traditional ways and others compose new settings of traditional texts. Dzintars, the Latvian word for amber, is Latvia's leading female choir, and they have won many competition awards: some favorites: the folk songs "Blow, Wind, Blow," "The Sun Moves Quickly," and "The Forest Shook From Dancing," Selga Mentse's "Where Have You Been, Brother" and "Orphan Girl In White," Peteris Vask's "Christmas Masquerade" and the Yiddish folk song, "Oi Hanuke." Marvelous, spirited music, sung with tremendous feeling by this 67-strong, brightly-costumed chorus! Some light accompaniment.

Item code: 9813C | 1 CD | $14.98 add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Female | Latvia

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