Magazine article Czech Music

Anthology of Moravian Folk Music

Magazine article Czech Music

Anthology of Moravian Folk Music

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Advent and Christmas

Project manager: Helena Bretfeldova.

Text: Czech, English. Released: 2012, compilation. TT: 79:52. DDD. 1 CD Indies Scope LC-19677, MAM 515-2.

The Anthology of Moravian Folk Music has reached its expected culmination, with its fifth part being dedicated to the Advent and Christmas repertoire. The careful selection and the high-quality accompanying texts are the work of Helena Breffeldova. The album contains 32 songs, performed by the elite of the Moravian music scene in this genre, to name but a few: Jan Rokyta, Petr Galetka, Vlasta Grycova, Magdalena Mtitkova, Dugan and Lubomir Holy, Martin Hrbat and Jan Gajda. Compared to the anthology's previous four parts, this CD features more choruses, including the renowned female ensembles Zensky sbor Polajka and Sborecek zen z Lipova. The songs are divided into four sections in accordance with the selected songs: Panenka Maria po svete chodila (The Virgin Mary wandered through the world) - Chvala na nebi Bohu, pokoj nam na zemi (Praise God in heaven, peace to us on earth) --Pribeiali ze salasa pastyfe (Shepherds came rushing from their hut)--Koleda nam nastala (A carol came to us). …

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