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Folk Songs And Dances Of A Nation / De Cormier, Counterpoint


Release Date: 01/24/2006 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 823   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Emanuel AmiranAnonymousMordechai ZeiraTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  John MuratoreKatherine MatasyDon FaldiniTom Toner,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal EnsembleCounterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Robert De Cormier's Counterpoint, Vermont's premiere professional vocal ensemble, debuted in 2000 and can be heard on Albany 676 (When the Rabbi Danced), Albany 746 (Misa Criola) and Albany 801 (Noel). Here they present an album that brings together new arrangements, ranging from traditional to contemporary, of some of the best known and loved Israeli folk-songs.

Unlike European folk-songs, whose origins tend to be vague and lost in the past, most of these songs originated in the 20th century and have known composers and poets. Yet they are folk music just the same, for they live now in the oral tradition. Several generations of Jews have grown up singing them, and some songs, such as Tsena Tsena, Shalom Chaverim and, of
Read more course, Hava Nagila, have achieved mainstream recognition. The purpose of Israeli folk-songs was to inspire a new national cultural identity through which, in the words of Hinei Ma Tov, Jewish brothers and sisters from many lands would dwell together in unity. Among many Jews and Israelis throughout the world the songs evoke sentiments of pride and belonging. And despite the inner conflicts between Israelis today and the violent conflicts with its neighbors, the message of this disc is the sincere hope that the entire region may someday achieve unity and peace.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Mayim by Emanuel Amiran
Performer:  John Muratore (Guitar), Katherine Matasy (Clarinet), Don Faldini (Bass),
Tom Toner (Percussion), Katherine Matasy (Accordion), Karen Kevra (Flute)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; Israel 
2.
Los bilbilicos by Anonymous
Performer:  Don Faldini (Bass), Karen Kevra (Flute), Katherine Matasy (Clarinet),
Katherine Matasy (Accordion), Tom Toner (Percussion), John Muratore (Guitar)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1492 
3.
Hinei Achal'la Bachalili by Mordechai Zeira
Performer:  Katherine Matasy (Accordion), Tom Toner (Percussion), Karen Kevra (Flute),
Don Faldini (Bass), Katherine Matasy (Clarinet), John Muratore (Guitar)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Rounds of Israel by Traditional
Performer:  John Muratore (Guitar), Katherine Matasy (Accordion), Karen Kevra (Flute),
Katherine Matasy (Clarinet), Don Faldini (Bass), Tom Toner (Percussion)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Saleinu Al Ktefeinu by Yedidya Gorochov-Admon
Performer:  Tom Toner (Percussion), John Muratore (Guitar), Katherine Matasy (Accordion),
Katherine Matasy (Clarinet), Don Faldini (Bass), Karen Kevra (Flute)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
6.
Hinei Ma Tov by Traditional
Performer:  John Muratore (Guitar), Katherine Matasy (Clarinet), Tom Toner (Percussion),
Katherine Matasy (Accordion), Karen Kevra (Flute), Don Faldini (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
7.
Ba'a M'nucha by Daniel Sambursky
Performer:  Karen Kevra (Flute), Tom Toner (Percussion), John Muratore (Guitar),
Katherine Matasy (Clarinet), Don Faldini (Bass), Katherine Matasy (Accordion)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
8.
Mi Ze Hidlik by Traditional
Performer:  Katherine Matasy (Clarinet), Karen Kevra (Flute), Tom Toner (Percussion),
John Muratore (Guitar), Katherine Matasy (Accordion), Don Faldini (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
9.
Hana'ava Baba Not by Amital Ne'eman
Performer:  Tom Toner (Percussion), John Muratore (Guitar), Katherine Matasy (Clarinet),
Katherine Matasy (Accordion), Karen Kevra (Flute), Don Faldini (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
10.
Ayil Ayil by Yedidya Gorochov-Admon
Performer:  Don Faldini (Bass), Katherine Matasy (Accordion), Karen Kevra (Flute),
Katherine Matasy (Clarinet), John Muratore (Guitar), Tom Toner (Percussion)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
11.
Erev Shel Shoshanim by Joseph Hadar
Performer:  Katherine Matasy (Accordion), Tom Toner (Percussion), John Muratore (Guitar),
Karen Kevra (Flute), Don Faldini (Bass), Katherine Matasy (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
12.
Jerusalem of Gold by Naomi Shemer
Performer:  Tom Toner (Percussion), John Muratore (Guitar), Katherine Matasy (Clarinet),
Katherine Matasy (Accordion), Karen Kevra (Flute), Don Faldini (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; Israel 
13.
Lo Yisa Goy by Shalom Altman
Performer:  Katherine Matasy (Clarinet), Katherine Matasy (Accordion), John Muratore (Guitar),
Tom Toner (Percussion), Don Faldini (Bass), Karen Kevra (Flute)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
14.
Tse na Tsena by Isachar Miron
Performer:  Karen Kevra (Flute), Tom Toner (Percussion), Katherine Matasy (Accordion),
John Muratore (Guitar), Katherine Matasy (Clarinet), Don Faldini (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
15.
Agadat HaKineret by Chinan Krachevsky
Performer:  Tom Toner (Percussion), Katherine Matasy (Clarinet), Katherine Matasy (Accordion),
John Muratore (Guitar), Karen Kevra (Flute), Don Faldini (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
16.
Al Harim by Joseph Hadar
Performer:  Tom Toner (Percussion), John Muratore (Guitar), Katherine Matasy (Clarinet),
Katherine Matasy (Accordion), Karen Kevra (Flute), Don Faldini (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
17.
Laila Laila by Mordechai Zeira
Performer:  Tom Toner (Percussion), Katherine Matasy (Accordion), John Muratore (Guitar),
Karen Kevra (Flute), Don Faldini (Bass), Katherine Matasy (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
18.
Shir Lahsalom by Yair Rosenblum
Performer:  Tom Toner (Percussion), John Muratore (Guitar), Katherine Matasy (Clarinet),
Katherine Matasy (Accordion), Karen Kevra (Flute), Don Faldini (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
19.
Havah Nagilah by Moshe Nathanson
Performer:  Tom Toner (Percussion), Katherine Matasy (Clarinet), John Muratore (Guitar),
Katherine Matasy (Accordion), Karen Kevra (Flute), Don Faldini (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1905; Jerusalem, Israel 
20.
Shalom Aleichem by Israel Goldfarb
Performer:  John Muratore (Guitar), Katherine Matasy (Clarinet), Katherine Matasy (Accordion),
Karen Kevra (Flute), Tom Toner (Percussion), Don Faldini (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble,  Counterpoint Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

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