concertforanewmillenium.jpg Mädchenchor Hannover: Concert for a new Millenium - Mädchenchor Hannover auf der EXPO 2000
gutingi 228
Recorded at the Konzert-Haus der EXPO 2000, Hannover, Germany from September 2-3, 2000. Released in 2001.
Tonmeister:Oliver Curdt; Production:Norddeutschen Rundfunks (NDR) Radio 3; Layout:Leidecker & Schormann; "gutingi" is a label of charisma Musikproduktion, Nikolai-straße 25, 37073 Göttingen.
Composition by Veljo Tormis (1930-)
Track 7. Sampo Cuditur for Girls' Chorus, Anvil and Log drums [Text from the X canto of The Kalevala, verses 175-310, 391-422, 433-38 in a Latin translation] (1997) (7:13)
Mädchenchor Hannover and the Little singers of Tokyo / Gudrun Schröfel with Norbert Krämer:anvil; Peter Thomas:log drums.
Note: The other tracks on this CD are by the composers: Alfred Koerppen (1926-) and Knut Nystedt (1915-).
Commissions, Dedications and Awards
Sampo Cuditur was commissioned by the Mädchenchor Hannover (The Hanover Girls' Choir) for the Hanover World Fair Expo in 2000 and this is its world premiere live recording.
Music Publishers
The publishing source for the score of Sampo Cuditur (Forging the Sampo) is Fennica Gehrman, Helsinki, Finland (previously Warner/Chappell Music Finland Oy and Edition Fazer, Finland).
Other Points of Interest and Links
1. The booklet notes are in German only and contain no details on the Veljo Tormis work Sampo Cuditur. There is a foreword, a history of the Hanover Girls' Choir, and an excerpted concert review from the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung of September 5, 2000. There are also short notes on The Little Singers of Tokyo (guest performers on the Veljo Tormis work) and Concentus Norwegen (accompanists on the Alfred Koerppen and Knut Nystedt works). Song/speech texts are only provided in either English (for Knut Nystedt's Magnificat for a New Millenium) or German (as is the case for Alfred Koerppen's Die Rohre and Veljo Tormis' Sampo Cuditur, although the latter is sung in Latin and is based on a Finnish source).
2. Gutingi Records do not appear to be widely distributed internationally, but one possible internet source from Germany is the JPC webstore which also has English ordering capability.
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