Northern Harmony Live (1998)

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Much of the music we perform comes from community singing traditions which are not primarily performance oriented. The music was—and is—sung and played at community festivals, at work and at play, for dances, in worship services or at participatory singing conventions. We are drawn to this repertoire because of its power, honesty and integrity. As performers we walk the fine line of trying to represent the spontaneity and spirit of the original traditions while also polishing our sound and our arrangements in the hope of moving and delighting our audiences. This album, a selection of pieces we performed while touring in England and Europe in the autumn of 1998, represents a sampling of some of these widely varying styles and traditions.

Based in Vermont and led by Larry Gordon, Northern Harmony's unusual and arresting repertoire, wide command of diverse vocal styles, and dynamic stage presence make the troupe transcend the usual restrictive labels of 'folk music', 'early music', or classical 'choral music'. Their robust and exuberant, straight-toned sound will surely knock your socks off.

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released November 12, 2014

Larry Gordon, director

Haley Anderson (baritone saxophone), Gideon Crevoshay, Patty Cuyler (accordion, French horn), Kate Howard (keyboard), Nathan Morrison (keyboard), Cora Nielsen (recorder), Marnie Owen, Anna Patton (clarinet, recorder), Indra Rios-Moore, Rosie Setford (recorder), Katie Shimizu, Ken Shimizu (tambura), Ian Smiley (clarinet), Charlotte Stock (violin), Leigh Tintle (dumbek, tambura), Heather Wieler, Matt Wojcik (tupan)

Our thanks to Tatiana Sarbinska, who taught us two of the Bulgarian songs on this recording, and to Alan Gasser, who likewise gave us our Georgian repertoire.

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Northern Harmony Vermont

First formed in 1993, Northern Harmony has since gained a wide reputation thru concert tours across the US, the UK and western Europe. The ensemble is part of Village Harmony, a Vermont-based world music organization that sponsors domestic & international performance singing camps, workshops and tours. ... more

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Track Name: Maria dürch ein Dornwald ging
Maria Walks Amid the Thorn.
Track Name: Lobt Gott
Praise God Ye Christians Altogether.
Track Name: K'viria
Glory to the sun and the heavens. Glory to the earth and the water.
Track Name: I vreme mi dojde
The time has come, dear Mavra, for lunch
Here we have, dear Mavra, deep shade
Here we have, dear Mavra, cool water
Track Name: I dumai Zlato
- Speak to your mother, Zlata, tell her to give you to me.
- ''ve told her, lad, I've told her.
I've told mother and father.
But they won't give me to you because you are very poor.
- I'll go abroad to work, Zlata
and I'll earn some money.
Speak to your mother, Zlata, tell her!
Track Name: Aj izniknami badem dŭrvo
An almond tree was growing, tall and thin.
Beneath the tree, a young man with a girl, loving each other, embracing, talking.
- Tell me, dear, what is foremost for you? What is most precious in all the world? Is it money, or a dowry, or, perhaps, love?
- Oh, it's not money, nor a dowry! Only love!