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Orphei Drangar

Song NameComposer
Quatre Petites De St. Francois d'AssiseFrancis Poulenc
Psaume 121Darius Milhaud
GryningsvindDaniel Bortz
Muistse mere lauludVeijo Tormis
IltapilviaToivo Kuula
SaltarelleCamille Saint-Saens
TraumlichtRichard Strauss
TarantellaRandall Thompson
Composition for ChorusMichio Mamiya
Slovenska piesenEugen Suchon
ZornickaJaroslav Kricka
Bonus TrackAnders Hillborg

Directed by Robert Sund

The popularity of the male-voice choir has dwindled during the past century. More common in the Romantic era, repertoire written specifically for men's choruses is significantly less as well. On the CD Diamonds, Orphei Drangar, led by Robert Sund and Folke Alin, sings 20th century a cappella pieces written specifically for male choir. The pieces chosen are certainly gems in the repertoire. Many are by French composers such as Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud and Camille Saint-Saens, who's Saltarelle is quite fun. The group reaches far to the east in Michio Mamiya's "Composition for Chorus No.6" which is based on Japanese folk music. The Anders Hillborg piece, was originally written for a mixed choir, but was commissioned to write a version for Eric Ericcson and the Orphei Dranger. This phenomenal group sparkles on this recording.

Item code: 7189C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Male | Sweden

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