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World Minerals

fri 7 sep 2007 11:04 

Scandinavian minerals

In this episode of World Minerals we put the spotlights on female voices in the Scandinavian folk music. The folk music in Scandinavia has known a big revival in the last ten years, especially driven by female musicians. Reason enough to dedicate a programme to this, also because the timbre of Scandinavian singers is remarkable. They use falsetto a lot, and ‘breathing’; and people who like Celtic singing will hear similarities. This is not really strange, given the influence of the Vikings in both regions. But the many-voiced pieces have their own sound: a harmony that sometimes almost can sound dissonant. When the Sámi (Laplanders) are involved, you can almost hear Tibetan or American-Indian overtone-singing.
1. Heiemo Og Nykkjen
CD: Northern Nights
Performers: Kirsten Bråten Berg & Ale Møller
Composer: traditional, folk melody

2. Viimesen Kerran
CD: Northern Nights
Performer: Loituma
Composer: folk melody
3. Vihmax (Vihma remix)
CD: Vihma
Performer: Värttinä
Composer: K. Reiman & S. Reiman, traditional
4. Vållat från Hälsingland
CD: Garmarna
Performer: Garmarna
Composer: traditional

5. Herr Olof
CD: Gamarna
Performer: Gamarna
Composer: traditional

6. Hilldá Luohti
CD: Northern Nights
Performer: Ulla Pirttijarvi
Composer: Ulla Pirttijarvi

7. Tielle Heitetty
CD: Vihma
Performer: Värttinä
Composer: K. Reiman & S. Reiman

8. Kariitti
CD: Scandinavia (Rough Guide)
Performers: Leena Joutsenlahti, Minna Ilmonen, Anita Lehtola
Composer: Leena Joutsenlahti

9. I Denna Ljuva Sommartid
CD: Scandinavia (Rough Guide)
Performer: Frifot
Composer: Swedish child hymn

10. Mieleni Alenevi
CD: Vihma
Performer: Värttinä
Composer: K. Reiman & S. Reiman
11. Mitä Minä
CD: Karelia Visa
Performer: Hedningarna
Composer: traditonal runo singing

12. Minne
Album: Northern Nights
Performer: Sanna Kurki-Suonio
Composer: Sanna Kurki-Suonio

13. Kylän Kävijä
CD: Vihma
Performer: Värttinä
Composer: J. Lappalainen & K. Kähkönen

14. Viima
CD: Karelia Visa
Performer: Hedningarna
Composer: traditonal runo singing

15. Aamu
CD: Vihma
Performer: Värttinä
Composer: K. Reiman & S. Reiman

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