Mädchenchor Hannover: Kaleidoskop 2

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Veljo Tormis track (and all of Tracks 8-25) recorded at the Großer Sendesaal des NDR Hannover, Germany during March 27-28, 1999. Tracks 1-7 recorded at the Augustinuskirche Hannover, Germany during April 17-18, 1999. Released in 1999.

Composition by Veljo Tormis (1930-)

Track 13. Sampo Cuditur for Girls' Chorus, Anvil and Log drums [Text from the X canto of The Kalevala, verses 175-310, 391-422, 433-38 in a Latin translation] (1997) (7:47)

Mädchenchor Hannover / Gudrun Schröfel with Daniel Keding & Norbert Krämer: percussion. [Note: booklet erroneously states that Ulfert Smidt: organ and Andrea Schnaus: piano are performing on this track.]

Note: The other tracks on this CD are by the composers: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847), Tomas Luis de Victoria (ca.1540-1611), Augustin Kubizek (1918-), Egil Hovland (1924-), Franz Schubert (179-1828), Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) and Herwig Rutt's (1958-) choral arrangement of James von Heusen's/Johnny Burke's Like Someone in Love.

Commissions, Dedications and Awards

Sampo Cuditur was commissioned by the Mädchenchor Hannover (The Hanover Girls' Choir) for the Hanover World Fair Expo in 2000 and this is its world premiere studio recording.

Music Publishers

The publishing source for the score of Sampo Cuditur (Forging the Sampo) is Fennica Gehrman, Helsinki, Finland (previously Warner/Chappell Music Finland Oy and Edition Fazer, Finland).

Other Points of Interest and Links

1. There is a 4 page booklet note in German and English on the composers and the works on this disc by Peter Schnaus. There are also brief biographical notes in German and English on the Hanover Girls' Choir, conductor Gudrun Schröfel, pianist Andrea Schnaus, and organist Ulfert Smidt. Composition texts are only provided in either German (as is the case for Sampo Cuditur, although it is sung in Latin and is based on a Finnish source) or English (for the Hans Eisler and Herwig Rutt works only).

2. Gutingi Records do not appear to be widely distributed internationally, but one possible internet source from Germany is the JPC webstore, which also has English ordering capability.