The male choir Svanholm Singers is really ”Big in Japan” - made several tours in the east and this CD is the result of recordings from some of the concerts the choir made the last three times it visited the land of the cherry blossom.
Already the first number - Bartók´s Négy régi magyar népdal - sets the level from nineteen singers and their conductor Sofia Söderberg Eberhard, with crisp, rhythmically exact and amazingly well sounding singing.
The program contains, part from Bartók´s Hungary, a rich collection music from Finland, Russia, Sweden, Iceland, Estonia, Indian America, England, and of course from Japan, sung in perfect Japanese!

Also please remember nosag records´ last release with Svanholm Singers - ”december” (nosag CD 105) with beautiful X-mas songs.

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1. Four Old Hungarian Songs, Bela Bartók
2. Laulaja, Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-)
3. Serenade am maine Frau, Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-)
Vsenosjtjnoje bdenije po.37, Sergej Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
4. Priidite, poklonimsia
5. Bogoroditse Devo
6. Shestopsalmiye
7. Gryning vid havet, Hugo Alfvén
8. Över dina händer lutad, Hildor Lundvik
9. I denna ljuva sommartid, trad. arr. Sofia Söderberg Eberhard
10. Song of the ancient sea, Veljo Tormis(1930-)
11. Shennandoah, trad. arr. James Erb
12. Scarbourgough fair, trad, arr Martin Bjurström
13. Ondo no funata, trad. arr. Yiochiro Hukunaga
14. Saitara bushi, trad. arr. Hideaki Takehana
15. Se kai ni hitotsu, Noriyuki Makihara
durata 55´45

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