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Well worth the ride
I bought this on a bit of a whim, and I am delighted. The first trilogy based on Native American songs are by the Latvian born Imant Raminsh. I feel that his Baltic roots can be heard in his music in spite of his now Canadian base. These deserve a five star rating.
The same can't be said by the next three, arrangement of Scottish songs by Mark Wilberg. They are just not my cup of teat at all. In contrast the Applebaum were gorgeous. When folksongs are arranged sympathetically they can be wonderful, and these are.
The Copland songs were the main reason for buying the album and as good as expected. And then the unexpected pleasure of the McDougall arrangements to finish.
The Vancouver Chamber choir is nearly excellent. When they avoid the over-indulgence in vibrato they are really very good indeed, but there are too many individual voices for my taste when they demonstrate their vibrato. This is particularly true in amongst the sopranos. One voice tends to dominate. She may or not have a beautiful solo voice but should temper it when she sings in a choir.more....
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