Folk Songs Calmus Ensemble

Cover Folk Songs

Album info



Label: Carus

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • M. Zequinha de Abreu (1880–1935):
  • 1Tico-Tico no fubá03:32
  • Gustav Holst (1874–1934):
  • 2I Love My Love03:53
  • Mykola Dmytrowytsch Leontowytsch (1877–1921):
  • 3Shchedryk03:28
  • August Zarnack (1777–1827):
  • 4Ich hab die Nacht geträumet03:03
  • Gonzalo Benitez Gomez (1915–2005):
  • 5Vasija de barro04:33
  • Cecil Sharp (1859–1924):
  • 6Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron02:38
  • Christian Knud Frederik Molbech (1821–1888):
  • 7Roselil og hendes moder04:14
  • Traditional:
  • 8Tra Bo Dau03:12
  • Traditional:
  • 9The Wild Colonial Boy04:02
  • Traditional:
  • 10Swa I Yan03:58
  • Traditional:
  • 11Vai žirge, žirgeli04:08
  • Traditional:
  • 12Ol' Kaunis Kesäilta03:43
  • T. William Butler Yeats (1865–1939):
  • 13Down by the Salley Gardens03:44
  • Traditional:
  • 14Till Österland vill jag fara03:20
  • Traditional:
  • 15Aya ngena01:53
  • Traditional:
  • 16Lo guarracino01:59
  • Percy Grainger (1882–1961):
  • 17I'm Seventeen Come Sunday03:37
  • Traditional:
  • 18Es geht ein dunkle Wolk herein02:30
  • Rósa Guðmundsdóttir (1795–1855):
  • 19Visur Vatnsenda-Rósu01:31
  • Traditional:
  • 20Korobeiniki03:29
  • Traditional:
  • 21Finnegan's Wake03:07
  • Total Runtime01:09:34

Info for Folk Songs

The LIEDERPROJEKT on a musical journey of discovery: With FOLK SONGS, the Calmus Ensemble invites you on a vocal journey around the world! From Ireland and England to Scandinavia, Russia, Taiwan, South Africa and all the way to Ecuador! And all this with only five singers? Yes, indeed!

21 Folk songs from five continents, 17 countries and 14 languages can be heard on this album, the spectrum ranging from traditional, simple settings to highly virtuoso new arrangements made especially for Calmus.

Calmus Ensemble:
Anja Pöche, soprano
Sebastian Krause, alto
Tobias Pöche, tenor
Ludwig Böhme, baritone
Manuel Helmeke, bass
Peter A. Bauer, percussion (Track 15)

Calmus Ensemble
A perfect blend of sound, precision, lightness and wit. These are the hallmarks of Calmus, now one of the most successful vocal groups in Germany. The ensemble has forged a refined sound which few groups achieve. The wide range of sound colors, the joy in performing that the musicians convey on the concert platform, and their varied and imaginative programs are praised by the press time and time again. These five Leipzig musicians have won a whole string of international prizes and competitions, including the ECHO Klassik and Supersonic Award, and the reach of their activities is constantly expanding, taking them throughout Europe as well as to North and South America. In 2010 the quintet made its debut at Carnegie Hall, New York.

The musicians are tireless in their quest to discover new repertoire. Shaped by the centuries-old tradition of great German boys’ choirs, they are naturally at home in the vocal music of the Renaissance, the Baroque and the Romantic. The music of our own time is also a real passion. In all their ventures, there are frequently interesting partnerships with musicians such as the Lautten Compagney Berlin, the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Hamburger Ratsmusik and the Frankfurt Radio Bigband. As this often means totally new repertoire in the area of contemporary music, over the years Calmus has commissioned numerous new works from composers including Bernd Franke, Steffen Schleiermacher, Wolfram Buchenberg, Mathew Rosenblum, Bill Dobbins, Michael Denhoff and Harald Banter, and the group has given many world premieres. It goes without saying that they revel in singing pop, folk and jazz, as well as chansons and evergreens from the 1920s.

Part of their work is devoted to encouraging the up-and-coming generation, so teaching and workshops are part of their regular schedule, both at home in Leipzig and on their travels. It’s no wonder that Calmus, with its unique line-up of soprano, countertenor, tenor, baritone and bass, is gaining more and more fans worldwide.

Booklet for Folk Songs

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