Paul Taylor Orchestra – Alphorn & Nordic Winds

Title: Alphorn & Nordic Winds

Catalogue No.: SM221 – 2 CDs

Release: 10.07.2015

Description

Starting in the summer of 1999, my personal luck in returning every summer to Jakobstad, Finland, became musical fortune as well. The invitation to guest direct the city orchestra, Jakobstads‘ Orkester, the following season, expanded my interest in Finnish music. Jenny Wilhelms, singer and band-leader of the group peppered the performances with „kulning“, the Swedish form of cow-calling using natural intervals in her highest coloratura voice. This reminded me of Swiss Alpine blessings, melodies, and the Alpine horn. The same year I also heard Hedningarna, whose singer was Sanna Kurki-Suonio, a Rune singing specialist. . In 2013 Karoliina Kantelinen joined us with her multi-facetted expressive art, and her own songs to be adapted. In Eliana Burki I found a young adventuresome alphorn player, ready to perform classical scores as well as jazz, with that beautiful authentic sound.
In «Alphorn & Nordic Winds» string virtuosos with harp and percussion build a musical bridge from Switzerland to Finland. The composers and performers run a gamut of emotions and movements, a veritable fusion of classical, folk and jazz styles.
Paul Taylor

Tracklist

CD I
Concerto grosso 2010 TIMO ALAKOTILA
Ouverture, vivace 08:21
Konzert Alphorn & Streicher CARL RÜTTI
I 08:01
II 06:25
III 03:58
Improvisation I
Improvisation I 03:34
Karelian Echoes KAROLIINA KANTELINEN, ANDREAS PEER KÄHLER
Wedding Song 03:08
Wolf’s Spell 04:46
Concerto Grosso TIMO ALAKOTILA
Polska, allegro 04:36
Viaggio 05:04
Running Time 47:53:00
CD II
Concerto grosso 2010 TIMO ALAKOTILA
Fughetto, presto 05:13
Weltreise Suite ELIANA BURKI
Heiweh 02:49
Tango 04:25
Homesick 04:04
Cairo 04:32
Nordic Winds
Min skog 03:29 Trad. Swedish
Täss on nainen 06:57 SANNA KURKI-SUONIO
Tina vieri 04:35 SANNA KURKI-SUONIO
Improvisation II
Improvisation II 02:16
Smash TIMO ALAKOTILA
Smash 03:15
Altes Guggisberg Lied Trad. Canton Berne, Harmonisation: H.R. Willisegger
Altes Guggisberg Lied 03:14
Running Time 44:49:00
Total Running Time 1:32:42
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