Jan Lehtola, Helsinki Chamber Choir & Nils Schweckendiek - Riemuitkaamme! - A Finnish Christmas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:43 minutes | 1.19 GB
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Riemuitkaamme! is an imaginative and unconventional selection of choral music associated with Christmas as it is celebrated in Finland. Several of the pieces are by Finnish composers – Sibelius, Rautavaara and Madetoja, to name a few – while others have become part of the Christmas traditions of the country despite their international background. Among these Berlioz’ The Shepherds’ Farewell and Tchaikovsky’s Christ, when a Child… are quite late additions compared to the medieval hymns Puer natus in Bethlehem, Ecce novum gaudium and Angelus emittitur.