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Spinitron - KDHX: Music from the Hills Sun Jun 10th 2012

88.1 KDHX Saint Louis

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Music from the Hills (Music)

Sun Jun 10th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links

Time zone: central


Harmonia “Romanian Ritual Dances”
from Hidden Legacy (Folk Sounds Records www.folksoundsrecords.com 2012) N  —this is the Calusari tradition - one of those pagan fertility rites that persisted into the 20th century. The dances are VERY athletic...


Harmonia “Seven Step Hora”
from Hidden Legacy (Folk Sounds Records www.folksoundsrecords.com 2012) N


Florea Cioacă & orch. Gheorghe Zamfir “Brîul de la Ișalnița”
from Rencontre avec la Roumani - Instruments Folkloriques (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —This old LP was one of the first exported from Romania in the late 1960's and early 1970s and featured many traditional players brought into the studio and backed up by professional studio orchestras such as the one led by the panpipe player Gheorghe Zamf


Taraful din Mavrodin “Pe Valea Teleormanului și Băluța”
from Taraful din Mavrondin *Teleorman* (Electrecord (LP)) —Băluța is a circle dance of great vigor done in southern Romania and in the Vlach communities round Vidin across the Danube in Bulgaria. This is the town band of Mavrodin, a town in southern Romania known for nothing in particular, but that kept its tradi


Ion Albesteanu “Cântec De Dragoste”
from Ion Albesteanu (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —the title means "love song" , but it is also the name of a genre of slow song for instrumentalists


Ion Albesteanu “Sârba De La Slobozia”
from Ion Albesteanu (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —the Sirba is a line dance in fast 6/8 (or fast 2/4 played in triplets). They are very popular in some areas to this day. The name means "Serbian Dance" because most of them have a 3-measure structure.


Toni Iordache “Cântec De Dragoste”
from Tresors Folkorique Roumains Vol 2 (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro 2001) —this slow piece (with fast accompaniment) from probably the greatest cimbalom player that ever lived


Toni Iordache “Hora De La Bolintin”
from Tresors Folkorique Roumains Vol 2 (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro 2001) —a simple dance tune given an elaborate treatment


Gheorghe Zamfir “Hora Lăutărească”
from Les Flûtes Roumaines (Arion)


Gheorghe Zamfir “Hora Bucureștiului”
from Les Flûtes Roumaines (Arion)


Nicolae Pîrvu “Alunelul Așezat”
from Tresors Folkorique Roumains - Nicolae Pîrvu (Electrecord (LP)) —another panpipe player with impeccable technique, known for his legato playing


Vasile Pandelescu “Supărat am fost de mic”
from Vasile Pandelescu (Electrecord (LP)) —another much-recorded accordion player; his son took up the cimbalom, though


Vasile Pandelescu “Brîu de la Corbii Mari”
from Vasile Pandelescu (Electrecord (LP))


Ștefan Miriuță “Cîntec de dragoste”
from Ștefan Miriuță (Electrecord (LP))


Ion Lăceanu “Cînd și-a pierdut Ciobanul Oile”
from Ion Lăceanu (vol 1, 1973) (Electrecord (LP) 1973) —The title translates into "when the shepherd lost his sheep" - a "program piece". These are done by instrumentalists all over Romania, and always start with a lament for the lost sheep. Most, unlike this one, then go on to a dance tune to celebrate the


Ion Lăceanu “Mîndrele”
from Ion Lăceanu (vol 1, 1973) (Electrecord (LP) 1973) —after Marin Chisar, the best known wind player in South Romania, and the most recorded. All "mindrele" dances are in this rhythm


Ion Lăceanu “Brîu pe Opt”
from Ion Lăceanu (vol 1, 1973) (Electrecord (LP) 1973) —The instrument for all 3 tracks is the caval, a 5-holed flute


Dumitru Zamfira “Doină din Caval”
from Dumitru Zamfira (Electrecord (LP))


Dumitru Zamfira “După Bîtă”
from Dumitru Zamfira (Electrecord (LP)) —the dance name is "on the stick"


Marin Chisar “Doina de la Segarcea”
from (7-inch 33rpm disc) (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —This begins a set of 3 pieces by this, the greatest of the Romanian wind players. He reportedly knew over 1000 tunes, as well as folk tales, an other bits of folk lore about his region in southern Romania around the village of Goicea Mare


Marin Chisar “Cîntec”
from (7-inch 33rpm disc) (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —the name means "song" - here just an instrumental


Marin Chisar “jocul ''Trei Păzește''”
from (7-inch 33rpm disc) (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —a "trei pazeste" is a fast dance of some complexity found in many variants in southern Romania. Always done in lines,


Harmonia “Forgive Me, Mother”
from Hidden Legacy (Folk Sounds Records www.folksoundsrecords.com 2012) N  —here sung by Beata Begeniova with her (now) husband accompanying her on the cimbalom. The song, like the singer, is Lemko/Carpatho-Rusin.


Werchowyna “Czorni oczka”
from składanka łemkowska (Konador) —the group's name means "mountain peak"


Orkiestra Św. Mikołaja “Bude Jarmark”
from Jeden Koncert ((self) 2002) —this ground-breaking group consists of both Polish and Lemko members, and have developed a modern and more "hybrid" sound to express what they consider the "transcarpathian" culture their music comes from. The verses here are in Lemko Ukrainian dialect;


Werchowyna “Tomu kosa”
from składanka łemkowska (Konador)


Orkiestra Św. Mikołaja “Oj Moroz Moroz”
from Lem-Agination (Open Sources 2008) —in pursuit of their desire to present "Carpathian" music, not "Polish" or "Ukrainian" music, this well-known is turned out in Tatra mountain style, Slovak, style, and Polish style.


Werchowyna “Zoriuszka”
from Pieśni Grzeszne (Konador 2005) —traditional Ukrainian part singing


Orkiestra Św. Mikołaja “Ne Lubył Jem Tja”
from Lem-Agination (Open Sources 2008) —in Oberek rhythm


Orkiestra Św. Mikołaja “Ptasie Wesele”
from Drugi Koncert ((self) 2010) —another Lemko tune, but done up in Hungarian, Tatra mountain and Polish style, all mixed up. Enjoy.

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