Composed by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881). Edited by Nors S. Josephson. This edition: Paperbound. Folk songs and Volksliedsatze, secular choir music. German title: Funf russische Volkslieder. Folk songs and settings of folk songs, Secular choral music. Full score. 20 pages. Carus Verlag #CV 40.814/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4081400).
Item Number: CA.4081400
In summary, Mussorgsky's "Five Russian Folk Songs" for men's chorus present a unique fusion of lyrical intensity and polyphonic, contrapuntal subtlety that must be considered one of the composer's crowning achievements. The vocal soloists and choruses have given with thankful tasks, so that the present new edition - the first that is based entirely on extant autographs - represents a truly valuable addition to the men's chorus repertoire.