Ellerhein Chamber Choir: Veljo Tormis (2)
Melodiya C10 17089-90
Recorded in Estonia in 1981. Released in 1982.
Sound Engineer:Enn Tomson; Producer:A. Kons; Design and Photo: Jaan KlõÅ�eiko and Tõnu Tormis.
All compositions by Veljo Tormis (1930-)
Tracks 1.-9. Ingerimaa õhtud (Ingrian Evenings) for mixed choir (1979) [Series of Ingrian-Finnish folksongs. Texts adapted by Ada Ambus] (19:32)
Maire Neerut, Katrin Ehala, Liivi Okk, Dagmar Meos:soloists; Ellerhein Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Track 10. Raua needmine (Curse Upon Iron) (1972) for tenor, bass, mixed choir and shaman drum (10:10) [text from Kalevala, adapted and enhanced by August Annist, Paul-Eerik Rummo and Jaan Kaplinski]
Erkki Targo:tenor; Priit Sarv, Allan Vurma:basses; Tõnu Kaljuste:shaman drum; Ellerhein Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Tracks 11.-17. Sügismaastikud (Autumn Landscapes) (1964) for mixed choir (9:11) [texts by Viivi Luik]
Ellerhein Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Commissions, Dedications and Awards
This disc was awarded the 1st Prize at the 1981 Melodiya recording competition.
The publishing source for the scores on this recording are not identified.
Other Points of Interest and Links
1. The bass soloist on Curse Upon Iron in 1981 is the same Allan Vurma who appears on the 1999 ECM recording Litany to Thunder. See the 1999 disc in the CD Discography here.
2. The original Estonian liner notes for this LP were by composer Lepo Sumera (1950-2000) and can be read in an English translation here.