Feminine Fusion

March 12, 2017: Voices Raised

The Benedictine Nuns of Notre Dame

The Benedictine Nuns of Notre Dame

“The evening sings in a voice of amber, the dawn is surely coming.” – Al Stewart

 

There is something special about women’s voices coming together and creating music. Whether it is a group of women circled around singing simple melodies, or a professional choir performing complex rhythms and harmonies, their combined voices and spirits turn into something nearly magical. On this episode of Feminine Fusion, we’ll hear from women’s choruses around the world.

 

“Voices Raised”

Traditional: Invitatory Surrexit Dominus
Benedictine Nuns of Notre Dame
“Voices: Chant from Avignon”
Decca Records

Liisa Matevinen: Lemmen Nosto (Evoking Love)
Philomela Female Choir
“Mieli”
Alba

Tella Turkka: Minne kauneus katosi (Where did the beauty disappear?)

Philomela Female Choir
“Mieli”
Alba

Peteris Vasks: The Tomtit’s Message
Dzintars: The Latvian Women’s Choir
“Songs of Amber”
Rykodisc

Traditional: The Little Cuckoo Bird
Vesnivka Choir
“Vesnivka Choir”
Vesnivka.com

Marijan Lipovsek: Kresnice
Carmina Slovenica
“Citira”
Catapult

(uncredited) Blackbird
Carmina Slovenica
“Citira”
Catapult

Katharine Blake: Undrentide
Mediaeval Baebes
“Undrentide”
BMG

Pete Sutherland: Fiddler’s Hymn
Anna Crusis Women’s Choir
“…but we fight for roses too”
Anna Crusis Women’s Choir

Charlie Murphy: Burning Times
Anna Crusis Women’s Choir
“…but we fight for roses too”
Anna Crusis Women’s Choir

 

Run time: 58:47

Feminine Fusion highlights the roles of women in classical music. Host Diane Jones brings you stories and music of the women who create, perform, and inspire. Produced in the studios at WCNY-FM.

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