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Spinitron - KDHX: Music from the Hills Sun Nov 11th 2012

88.1 KDHX Saint Louis

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Music from the Hills (Music)

Sun Nov 11th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm

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Time zone: central


Rhodopa National Orchestra “Viens Avec Moi Kalino”
from The Greatest Bulgarian Voices (Les Grandes Voix Bulgares) (Versailles 1997) —This is the tradition of Bulgarian Women's singing - a capella or accompanied by solo gaida or tambura. This show will be about how these songs were arranged over the years, for presentation to urban and western European audiences


Ensemble of the Bulgarian Republic “Theodora is Dozing”
from Music of Bulgaria (Nonesuch) —from a live concert of 1955 - the first tour of the Bulgarian national ensemble outside Bulgaria, and held in Paris. This presented to the world the new Bulgarian concert-choral folk style "invented" by its director, Philip Koutev


Ensemble of the Bulgarian Republic “The Bird Has Come”
from Music of Bulgaria (Nonesuch) —another cut from this seminal LP - so well known it was often mentioned by rock musicians of the time, including the Beatles and it was played at galleries of modern art.


Nasha Pesen “Shopska Horovodna”
from Nasha Pesen Ensemble, Bulgaria (Monitor (LP)) —Nasha Pesen ("Our Song") was a take-out ensemble from the Bulgarian national ensemble, used many of Koutev's arrangements


Nasha Pesen “Rûchenitsa 2”
from Bulgaria in Song and Dance (N.P. 59) (Jugoton (LP) 1960)


Nasha Pesen “Gyura Beli Belo Platno”
from Nasha Pesen Ensemble, Bulgaria (Monitor (LP)) —in Païdushko rhythm -5/8


Koutev Bulgarian National Ensemble “Sluntse Gree v Nebeto”
from Koutev Bulgarian National Ensemble (Monitor Records) —This recording is a re-issue of a much older Balkanton recording of the late 1960s


Koutev Bulgarian National Ensemble “Trûgnala e Vakla Jelka (black-eyed Zhelka set out)”
from Koutev Bulgarian National Ensemble (Monitor Records)


folk choir (Bulgarian radio) “Yanka Devoika”
from Folklore Dances Of Bulgaria (Slavyani Folklore Society 1963) —This has been re-issued (2001) by Dennis Boxell on "Folklore Adventures"


Ensemble Trakia “Kaval Sviri (The Flute Plays, 1982)”
from Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares, Vol. 2 (Nonesuch 1988) —by this point, groups had started to keep the "sound", but were playing with the arrangements


Kalinka Valcheva, Vasilka Andonova, Paulina Gortscheva & Stoyanka Boneva “Dve Tourlaski Pesen (1985)”
from Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares, Vol. 2 (Nonesuch 1988) —the "yips" and swoops that were incorporated as spice into the Koutev arrangements were so popular with western audiences that they were added to the arrangements of many subsequent groups, oftne incongruously


Sofja Singers “Dai Si Vasse, Ratchitzata (arr. Koutev)”
from Bulgaria: The Tradition Sings On (Buda)


Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble Pirin, Kiril Stefanov cond. “Pirinsko horo”
from The voice of Pirin (Balkanton) —Kiril Stefanov took the rather "raw" Pirin traditional style and applied the "Koutev touch" to it, founding this style. They cut many LPs under his direction.


Pirin “It is for you we are singing”
from Pirin State Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances (Balkanton)


Bisserov Sisters “Stoiane Mori Stoiane”
from A Jubilee Collection: 25 Years (VVD-Ruychev www.vvd-r.com/) —The Bisserov sisters recorded everything from ultra-traditional to highly arranged material.


sestri Bakalovi “Krushovene, Krushovene”
from Сестри Бакалови (Milena Records 2003) —the new folk style. This is in 9/8, sung in Pirin style


sestri Bakalovi “Koï chuka na porti”
from Сестри Бакалови (Milena Records 2003) —18/8 = 11/8 + 7/8, or 2+2+3+2+2+3+2+2


Rhodopea Kaba Trio “Sobrali Sa Se, Sobrali”
from Bulgaria (Master Tone 1998)


Rhodopea Kaba Trio “Mari Mome”
from Bulgaria (Master Tone 1998) —this tune is better known with the words "Dvasti Tristi" and is in the interesting rhythm of 9+9+5+5+9


Bulgarka “Poustoto Loudo I Mlado”
from Bulgarka Vocal Trio


Trio Bulgarka - Penev “Padna Mugla”
from Bulgarian Folk Songs —with piano, yet


Sofja Singers “V Devet Plus”
from Bulgaria: The Tradition Sings On (Buda)

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