Byzantion - Christmas Carols I
The members of the academic choir “Byzantion” are delighted to announce the coming out of their first CD with traditional Romanian Christmas carols, that have been carefully selected from the folkloric treasury of Maramureș, Moldova, Transylvania, Wallachia and Bessarabia. Solo interventions, in a dynamic dialogue with groups of lads, seconded by ancestral sonorities provided by the traditional instruments of Romanian villages, invite you to embark upon a remote journey in time, to the realm of Christian and lay carols.
„Echoing from the ancestral realm as timeless sonorities, our traditional Christmas carols which embody Romanian spirituality give birth to a mythical space where we find and embrace ourselves, where our hearts are touched and our spirits rise. By enriching the timbral universe with intrinsic elements pertaining to an authentic rural evironment, certain traditional folk instruments such as the caval, the buhai, the bucium, the talanga, the dramba and the bells come to enhance the carollers’ glorious message by projecting an idyllic, pastoral dimension as well as by imbuing it with a spirit of light and warmth, hope and joy.
This album is meant as a spiritual home to all who partake in the traditional carolling and the announcement of Christ’s birth.”
lect. Anca Sîrbu, PhD
|Publisher:||Asociația Culturală BYZANTION|
|Comments and notes to the edition:||Ștefan Mihalcea|
|Year of publication:||2015|
|Byzantion_colinde_colaj_audio||[MP3, 3.05 MB]|