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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Veljo Tormis, Litany To Thunder

Song NameComposer
How Can I recognize My HomeVeijo Tormis
Singing Aboard ShipVeijo Tormis
Curse Upon IronVeijo Tormis
The Singer's ChildhoodVeijo Tormis
Songs Of The Ancient SeaVeijo Tormis
The Bishop And The PaganVeijo Tormis
Litany To ThunderVeijo Tormis
The Lost GeeseVeijo Tormis

Directed by Tonu Kaljuste

Veljo Tormis's timeless compositions draw inspiration from Estonia's ancient history, and these evocations of the past, influenced by folk musics of the Baltic region, are often mesmerizing in sheer physical power. There is nothing else in contemporary choral music that can be compared with "Curse Upon Iron", where the fierce declamations of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir are underpinned by the pounding pulse of a shaman's drum. At such moments, Tormis's music seems possessed, and even the quieter episodes - such as the runo-songs performed by two young sopranos - have an hypnotic insistency.

Item code: 7974C | 1 CD | $16.95 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | Estonia

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