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Lo Ru Lai Lee - Kostiainen: Sons Of Jacob, Etc / Vox Aurea


Release Date: 04/24/2001 
Label:  Alba   Catalog #: 7   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Pekka Kostiainen
Conductor:  Pekka Kostiainen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Aurae Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The children in the Vox Aurea Choir, one of the leading names in Finnish choral singing, can consider themselves extremely fortunate, for seldom does the budding artist have the privilege of being so closely involved in such an exciting process of composition. Pekka Kostiainen is one of today's finest choral composers, and one who likes to test his ideas on his choir before finally committing them to paper. His Vox Aurea singers will thus be key witnesses for future musicologists intent on seeking out first hand information on the way his works came to be written. Kostiainen possesses the art of writing exquisitely crafted, even monumental music that sometimes tests his singer's powers of performance. Yet his works are extremely singable Read more and well adapted to the human voice. And best of all, they are easy on the ear. Finnish folk tradition has been a source of inspiration for many of Kostiainen's compositions and texts. This disc, a cross-section of the main works by Pekka Kostiainen for children's choir, is fine evidence of what can be achieved by the fruitful interaction of a choir leader-composer and singers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Northern Lights by Pekka Kostiainen
Conductor:  Pekka Kostiainen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Aurae Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2.
Jacob's Sons by Pekka Kostiainen
Conductor:  Pekka Kostiainen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Aurae Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
3.
Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi by Pekka Kostiainen
Conductor:  Pekka Kostiainen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Aurae Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
4.
Lorulailee by Pekka Kostiainen
Conductor:  Pekka Kostiainen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Aurae Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; Finland 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
5.
Skylark by Pekka Kostiainen
Conductor:  Pekka Kostiainen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Aurae Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
6.
Woodpecker Polka by Pekka Kostiainen
Conductor:  Pekka Kostiainen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Aurae Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
7.
Nightingale by Pekka Kostiainen
Conductor:  Pekka Kostiainen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Aurae Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
8.
The Gnome's Midnight Dance by Pekka Kostiainen
Conductor:  Pekka Kostiainen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Aurae Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
9.
Restless Moocow by Pekka Kostiainen
Conductor:  Pekka Kostiainen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Aurae Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
10.
Shepherdess's Lament by Pekka Kostiainen
Conductor:  Pekka Kostiainen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Aurae Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
11.
Shepherdess's Lament 2 by Pekka Kostiainen
Conductor:  Pekka Kostiainen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Aurae Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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