Godini, godini

Artist: Bulgarian folk songs for mixed choir

Name: Godini, godini

Released: 2008

Label: Gega new

Format: Cristal

Total playing: 65'49

Bonus: Import Bulgaria

Price : 12.50 €

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Godini, godini (Bulgarian folk songs for mixed choir)

Bulgarian folk music creates great interest throughout the world. The concerts given by Bulgarian ensembles are received with enthusiastic applause, and in some countries amateur groups are created in which Bulgarian folk music is learned and performed.

Cubrica Ensemble was created in 2003 by the Bulgarian singer Galina Durmushliyska and producer Jaap van Beelen of Etnic Foundation, the Netherlands. They had previously worked with a female choir, but now the choir is mixed. The Dutch choir conductor Ivo Boswijk was invited to conduct the new choir. The repertoire that the ensemble presents is a real challenge. There is minimal choir literature for mixed choir in Bulgarian folklore style; songs have been written mainly for women’s choirs. The ensemble collaborates with some Bulgarian composers who composed the songs especially for the ensemble. Ivo Boswijk and Galina Durmushliyska made the arrangements for mixed choir of some authentic folk songs from different regions of Bulgaria. They also include some works that have already become classics in the folk genre.

The Godini, Godini programme presents the Bulgarian traditional ritual calendar. It begins with Christmas songs and finishes with the autumn festivities. When performed on the stage, the musicians sing and play and video images show different scenes of Bulgarian culture. The audience is thus taken on a journey through the music, nature and ancient monuments of Bulgaria. The premiere of the show was on 10 April 2005 in the Korzo Theatre in The Hague. It created great interested and was received very enthusiastically by the audience.

Cubrica has achieved a tremendous amount since 2003. The ensemble has gone far beyond its humble amateur beginning, and developed its own sound. When they perform they succeed in creating the atmosphere of a real folklore festivity.

Bulgarian folk songs for mixed choir - Musicians

  • Female choir : Boukje Aukes, Claudia Roggeveen, Galina Durmushliyska, Juliëtte van Dijk, July Kloosterhuis, Loes Hoogeboom, Mariëlle de Winter, Marjolein Sprengers, Marjon Esman, Marleen Hartevelt, Melissa Paine, Monique Al, Nina Tellegen, Novy Bodewes, Ria vander Kooij, Tineke Doorten, Tineke Eijben
  • Male choir : Bert Blonk, Claes Schuyt, Erik Wolbers, Ivo Boswijk, Jaap van der Rest, Jan Verdonk, Luc de Kleijn, Lupko Koetje, Rob van Maanen, Roel Schuyt, Tom Kooiman, Walter van Schagen
  • Johan BAERENTS : accordion
  • Jeroen SMOORENBURG : tapan, tarambuka
  • Wim ZUIDERWIJK : tapan, tarambuka

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