European Folksongs for mixed voices by Various. Choral collections. Europ. Folksongs mixed voices Einzelexemplare. Choral collection. 80 pages. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.230100).
This new collection of folk songs - "Laula kultani" (Finnish for "Sing, my sweetheart") - offers choirs attractive literature to expand their repertoires and to perform concerts for many different occasions. The creative choral director has many possibilities for performing this music: thus instruments can be added, or - if there are difficulties due to pronouncing a foreign language - a small ensemble can sing the song, while the remainder of the choir hums the music in the background. The selected songs about themes of love and love's sorrow, dance, festival and celebration, are traditional folksongs which are well-known and popular in the countries of their origin. In putting together this collection special emphasis has been placed on the musical quality of the settings. In addition to traditional settings, many songs in new arrangments by contemporary composers have been included. The settings range in difficulty from easy to moderately difficult.