Winter Kolednica: Seasonal Carols From Slovenia

Winter Kolednica: Seasonal Carols From Slovenia

     
 

Winter Kolednica, an album of carols (kolednice) from the Slovenian traditions, which are remarkably well-preserved given the centuries of possible influence from their neighbors. The works are primarily winter carols (from Christmas, New Years, the traditional pig slaughter, the Epiphany, and Candlemas), with a number of short instrumentals and spokenSee more details below

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Winter Kolednica, an album of carols (kolednice) from the Slovenian traditions, which are remarkably well-preserved given the centuries of possible influence from their neighbors. The works are primarily winter carols (from Christmas, New Years, the traditional pig slaughter, the Epiphany, and Candlemas), with a number of short instrumentals and spoken greetings and such interspersed here and there between the main tracks. All works are furnished by the Slovenian Academy's Institute of Ethnomusicology archives. The songs are relatively stately, performed in a slow and drawn-out manner intentionally. On the other side of the coin, the drawn-out manner can start to grate on the average listener after a time. Luckily, the instrumental tracks break up the song lines enough to create a diversion. The performances are more or less standard for carols, regardless of culture, but there is a little more reverence inherent in these ones than in their British counterparts perhaps. It's a relatively enjoyable listen, showing off some nice abilities on the part of the singers and moreover a wonderful peek into an otherwise unheard tradition, purely aesthetically, though it's probably best as background music during a quiet holiday gathering.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2003
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943705322
catalogNumber:
76053-2

Tracks

  1. Svetogorska (Holy Mountain)
  2. Kot kot kot kodak (St. Barbara's Day carol)
  3. Stajeris (Dance Stajeris)
  4. Keri Ce Koline Meti (Blood from the Butchering)
  5. Valcek (Waltz)
  6. Le Pojmo, Le Pojmo V Jeruzalem (Let's Go, Let's Go to Jerusalem)
  7. Stoparjeva Polka (Stopar Polka)
  8. Ta nuc na vinahti (Christmas Eve)
  9. Jaz Sem Pa Urca Slisal (I Heard the Clock)
  10. Sotis (Dance Sotis)
  11. Mi zelimo vam zapeti (We want to sing to you St. Stephen's Day carol)
  12. Valcek (Waltz)
  13. Pobelelo pole (Whitened field) (St. John's Day Round Dance)
  14. Valcek (Waltz)
  15. Tepekkanje (Holy Innocents) (28 December)
  16. Pritrkavanje na male zvonove (Chiming the little bells)
  17. Kristjani dragi, vstanite in nas nocoj poslusajte (Christians dear, ris
  18. Mecanica
  19. Z Bugam Vam Vosem (God Be With You)
  20. En Dober Vecer Vam Bog Daj (God Give You a Good Evening)
  21. Sel sem prek po bukovju (I went through the beechwoods)
  22. Jena zvezda gori gre iz dezele Jutrove (A star above shining in the Eas
  23. Dobr Vecer Dobri Ljudje (Good Evening, Good People)
  24. Trije Modri Jezdijo (Three Wise Men Riding)
  25. Stara Sem Bolana Sem (I'm Old and Sick)
  26. Pohvaljeni Jezus, Tak Pojemo Me (Praised Jesus)
  27. Oj Kristjani Preljubljeni (Oh Christians Most Beloved)
  28. Pesem Pomladi (Song to Spring)
  29. Pritrkavanje na male zvonove (Chiming the little bells)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roman Arcon   Bells
Marko Banda   Clarinet,Violin,Cello,Cymbals,Double Bass
Marko Bogataj   Vocals,Track Performer
Zdavko Debeljak   Hurdy-Gurdy
Anna Di Floriano   Track Performer
Luigia Di Floriano   Track Performer
Vaberski Fantje   Vocals,Track Performer
Marija Gaser   Vocals,Track Performer
Ivan Navratil Folklore Group   Ensemble,Track Performer
Janez Jan   Vocals,Bells
Lorenc Jan   Vocals,Bells
Elizijo Jussa   Accordion,Accordion (Diatonic)
Mik Kriegl   Vocals,Track Performer
Ana Krusic   Vocals,Track Performer
Franc Laporsek   Pan Pipes
Ancka Lazar   Vocals
Jakob Majcen   Vocals,Track Performer
Antila Mesic   Track Performer
Emil Mesic   Vocals,Track Performer
Marko Nagode   Vocals,Track Performer
Jozef Nemec   Vocals,Bells
Siega Pasqua   Vocals,Track Performer
Jernej Petrovicic   Vocals,Track Performer
Primox Pgrin   Track Performer
Leopold Pivk   Dulcimer
Dravsken Polju   Track Performer
Bernadeta Sadovnik   Track Performer
Janez Simonic   Vocals,Track Performer
Ljuba Smotljak   Vocals,Track Performer
Peter Stakul   Vocals,Bells
Francek Stebih   Vocals,Track Performer
Primoz Susa   Vocals,Track Performer
Nina Volk   Bass,Accordion,Accordion (Diatonic)
Romeo Volk   Bass,Accordion,Accordion (Diatonic)
Joze Zajc   Violin,Zither
Gorca   Wood Flute
Anna di Floriano   Vocals
Zdravko Debeljak   Hurdy-Gurdy
Atila Mesic   Vocals
Beneska Slovenija   Vocals
Luigia Floriano   Vocals
Primoz Ogrin   Vocals
Bernardeta Sadovnik   Vocals
Bela Krajina   Vocals

Technical Credits

Traditional   Composer
Dolores Canavan   Executive Producer
Masa Komavec   Liner Notes,Text,Song Selection
Drago Kunej   Engineer
T. Marlot   Arranger
Jelena Strajnar   translation
M. Drago Kunej   Engineer

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