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Tormis, Sibelius, Kreek, Bergman, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier - Baltic Runes album flac

Tormis, Sibelius, Kreek, Bergman, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier - Baltic Runes album flac Performer: Tormis
Title: Baltic Runes
Style: Modern, Rune Singing
Released: 2010
MP3 album: 1309 mb
FLAC album: 1295 mb
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Classical

Paul Hillier leads the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in a program tracing the Balto- Finnic folksong tradition through the works of Jean Sibelius, Cyrillus Kreek, Erik Bergman and Veljo Tormis. Hillier s previous forays into this repertoire (his three-volume Baltic Voices series) have been met with the highest critical acclaim. Hillier was also recently awarded a GRAMMY® for his recording of David Lang s Little Match Girl Passion.

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Choral music by Tormis, Sibelius, Kreek and Bergman. Harmonia Mundi HMU 807485. Paul Hillier has released several recordings of Baltic and Scandinavian choral works, notably with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. In Baltic Runes, Hillier's focus is on choral works from Finland and Estonia. More specifically, the release features music inspired by rune songs. Runes date back to ancient times; they served both as an early form of written communication and as totem symbols, particularly used in shamanistic healing and divination rituals

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Choir/Chorus, Primary Artist. Conductor, Liner Notes, Primary Artist.

Tõnu Kaljuste founded the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in 1981 as a professional successor to his father Heino Kaljuste's amateur chamber choir Ellerhein. The younger Kaljuste nurtured the ensemble as its principal conductor and artistic director for 20 years, focusing the group's programs and recordings on music by Estonian composers, primarily Arvo Pärt and Veljo Tormis, although its full repertoire ranges from Gregorian chant and gems of the Baroque and Classical periods to contemporary compositions. Under Paul Hillier (2001-2007), the ensemble's reputation grew more widely, even as he expanded its repertoire. Under his direction, it produced a highly praised series of recordings entitled Baltic Voices and won a Grammy in 2006 for Da Pacem. Tormis, Kreek, Sibelius.

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) is a professional choir based in Estonia. It was founded in 1981 by Tõnu Kaljuste, who was its conductor for twenty years. In 2001, Paul Hillier followed Kaljuste's tenure, becoming the EPCC's principal conductor and artistic director until September 2008, when Daniel Reuss took over the task. Since 2014 the choir's principal conductor has been Kaspars Putniņš

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1 Laulusild • Bridge Of Song 3:50
2 Rakastava Op.14 (1893/1911) • The Lover 6:26
Three Folksongs 7:54
3 Sirisege, Sirbikesed! • Sing, Sing, Sickles 2:57
4 Maga, Maga Matsikene • Sleep, Little Matsik 3:43
5 Mis Sa Sirised, Sirtsukene? • Why Are You Chirping, Little Bird? 1:15
6 Piispa Ja Pakana (1992/1995) • The Bishop And The Pagan 11:34
Lapponia Op.76 (24:02)
7 Südatalv • Midwinter 6:36
8 Joig • Yoik 7:01
9 Jaaniöö • Midsummer Night 4:38
10 Torm Mägedes • Storm On The Fells 5:48
Jaanilauland • St. John's Day Songs (16:36)
11 Kutse Jaanitulele I • Call To The Midsummer Bonfire I 1:59
12 Kutse Jaanitulele II • Call To The Midsummer Bonfire II 1:16
13 Ei Ole Püssil Püütav • Can't Be Caught By Gunshot 1:11
14 Miks Jaani Oodatakse • Why We Look Forward To St. John's Arrival 1:50
15 Jaani Hobu • St. John's Horse 1:28
16 Tulesõnad • Fire Spell 1:17
17 Jaanilaul • St. John's Song 6:26

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Harmonia Mundi USA
  • Copyright (c) – Harmonia Mundi USA
  • Recorded At – Methodist Church, Tallinn


  • Alto Vocals – Ave Hännikäinen, Helis Naeris, Iris Oja, Juta Roopalu-Malk, Karin Salumäe, Marianne Pärna, Merili Kristal
  • Bass Vocals – Aarne Talvik, Allan Vurma, Kalev Keeroja, Märt Krell, Ott Indermitte, Rainer Vilu, Ranno-Eduard Linde*, Tõnu Tormis
  • Choir – Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
  • Chorus Master – Mikk Üleoja
  • Composed By – Cyrillus Kreek (tracks: 3 to 5), Erik Bergman (tracks: 7 to 10), Jean Sibelius (tracks: 2), Veljo Tormis (tracks: 1, 6, 11 to 17)
  • Conductor, Liner Notes – Paul Hillier
  • Engineer [Recording], Edited By – Brad Michel
  • Illustration – Johannes Schefferus
  • Illustration [Reproduced By] – Ethel Seaton
  • Liner Notes [French Translation] – Geneviève Bégou
  • Liner Notes [German Translation] – Ingeborg Neumann
  • Photography By – Ben Ealovega*, Kaupo Kikkas, Ria Nowosti
  • Producer – Robin G. Young*
  • Soprano Vocals – Annika Lõhmus, Eha Pärg, Hele-Mai Poobus, Kaia Urb, Karoliina Kriis, Kristiina Under, Vilve Hepner
  • Tenor Vocals – Arvo Aun, Kaido Janke, Martin Lume, Raul Mikson, Tiit Kogerman, Toomas Tohert


Recorded January 30-February 2, 2008 at the Tallinn Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia.
This stereo / multi-channel hybrid SACD can be played on any standard compact disc player.
Recorded, edited, and mastered in DSD.

Cover illustration and p. 19: pictures of Lapland drums, from 'Lapponia' (Frankfurt, 1673) by Johannes Schefferus (1621-1679); reproduced in 'Literary Relations of England and Scandinavia in the Seventeenth Century (Oxford, 1935) by Ethel Seaton.

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