Drei Galgenlieder op 51a by Erik Valdemar Bergman (1911-). For Male Choir. Published by Fennica Gehrman (FG.55009-463-5).
Bergman's classic for male choir (speaking choir) and two soloists (duration 4 minutes). These 'gallows songs' are settings of poems by Christian Morgenstern. The last movement is the popular Das grosse Lalula for speaking chorus. A rewarding hit also from the singers' perspective which employs a varied palette of expressive techniques (1. Der Walfafisch oder die Uberwasser * 2. Der Rabe Ralf * 3. Das grosse Lalula).