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Trio Mediaeval

Folk Songs

€ 19.95
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  • Type CD
  • Label ECM
  • UPC 0028947661795
  • Catalog number ECM 4766179
  • Release date 08 October 2007

About the album

After three very-well received recordings - “Words of the Angel,” “Soir, dit-elle” and “Stella Maris” – combining medieval sacred music and contemporary composition, a strikingly different project from the Trio Mediaeval. Here the singers, “precise and on fire”, in Paul Griffiths’s description, investigate their Scandinavian roots, with a powerful and compelling account of Norwegian folk songs. On several selections they are joined by percussionist Birger Mistereggen, specialist in the rare Norwegian folk-drum tradition. This is a disc that will communicate across categories, to a broad listenership. For the sources that Trio Mediaeval explore here are the same sources that have inspired many Nordic jazz improvisers...

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