Lore-Ley II. German folk songs for women's choir by Various. For SSAA choir. Lore-Ley 2 (SSAA). CD. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.220299).
Shortly after the publication of the first volume of Lore-Ley for mixed choir, we began receiving a lot of inquiries for such a collection for women's and girl's choirs. Soon, a sequel, Lore-Ley II, was published with over 130 lieder for this scoring. The Pfalzische Kurrende, under the direction of Carola Bischoff-a two-time winner of the German choral competition-has now recorded 29 of these Volkslieder (folk song) classics. Many of these arrangments by well-known contemporary composers were specially written for this collection and are recorded here for the first time. In addition to examples with classical harmony there are selections with modern elements of style, also in a light, jazzy manner. The CD should stimulate the singing of folk songs and offer choral conducters an aural impression of these choral collections already published.