VELJO TORMIS (b.1930): Bridge of Song, The Bishop and the Pagan, St. John's Day Songs, CYRILLUS KREEK (1889-1962): 3 Folksongs, ERIK BERGMAN (1911-2006): Lapponia, op. 76, JEAN SIBELIUS (1869-1957): Rakastava, Op. 14.
Catalogue Number: 05L097
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Reference: HMU 807485
Description: Tracing the Baltic folksong tradition through four generations of Finnish and Estonian composers. Tormis' melding of ancient tradition with modern choral technique is rather well-known by now; Bergman's 24-minute cycle is even more immediately engrossing in its wordless attempt to capture the primitive and primoridal quality of Lapp song. Finnish/Estonian-English texts. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Paul Hillier. Harmonia Mundi SACD hybrid