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ViVoce in Bloom: Songs for a Golden Summer

by ViVoce

Songs from around the world that express human connections, journeys, awakenings, and joyfully finding one’s way.
Genre: World: World Traditions
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Joc De Leagane
4:13 $0.99
2. Sedenkja Se Sbira (Live)
2:36 $0.99
3. Motherless Child / Parting Friends / Wayfarin' Stranger
4:04 $0.99
4. Il Est Bel Et Bon
1:39 $0.99
5. Bright Morning Stars Are Rising
4:29 $0.99
6. Codiad Yr Haul
2:27 $0.99
7. Hen Ferchetan (Live)
2:29 $0.99
8. Čerešenka Še Kivala
0:55 $0.99
9. Za Górami
1:44 $0.99
10. Liliano Mome
2:32 $0.99
11. I's the B'y (Live)
1:58 $0.99
12. I Just Come from the Fountain
2:12 $0.99
13. The Little White Hen
1:31 $0.99
14. Lirum Bililirum
2:39 $0.99
15. I'll Fly Away / Wide River (Live)
4:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
Since our beginning in 2005, over 100 women have sung with ViVoce, giving voice to diverse cultural experiences through song and story for Portland audiences. ViVoce continues to perform folk music in many languages and classical music from across the centuries, shining a light on the essential experiences we share with people from distant times and places.

ViVoce in Bloom: Songs for a Golden Summer celebrates our 14th year of singing with a curated selection of our most loved songs. Songs on the album come from around the world and express journeys and awakenings, human connections, and joyfully finding one’s way. We begin with a haunting Romanian lullaby, then bring you African-American and southern songs to clap to, a Newfoundland dance tune, light-hearted French and Italian madrigals, and many others selections from Slovakia, Serbia, Poland, Bulgaria, and Wales.

Album Highlights

Bright Morning Stars Are Rising arranged by folk singer and songleader Joe Hickerson. Hickerson is known for his collaboration with Pete Seeger on “Where have all the flowers gone?” and for his 35 years (1963-1998) as the Librarian and Director of the Archive of Folk Song at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.

I’ll Fly Away/Wide River two uplifting spirituals about moving on. I’ll Fly Away may be one of the most often recorded gospel songs. A 1956 recording by the Kossoy sisters was used in the film Oh, Brother Where Art Thou. Wide River was first performed by the Fisk Jubilee Singers in the late 19th century. ViVoce’s arrangement is based on the 1925 version as rendered by James Weldon Johnson (also known for his NAACP leadership) and his brother, John Rosamund Johnson.

Joc de Leagane, is a traditional Romanian dance song from the region of Transylvania that once accompanied grateful village mothers in tribute to their midwives. The song’s text describes the longing that mothers carry once the carefree ways of youth are set aside with the responsibilities of raising their children.

In Il Est Bel et Bon, a lighthearted 15th century French madrigal by Pierre Passereau two women gossip about the merits of their husbands. One woman explains that her husband cleans house and feeds the chickens while she enjoys herself. The chickens cluck in response.

About ViVoce
The women of ViVoce perform folk and classical choral material, giving voice to diverse cultural experiences through song and story. ViVoce's passion is connecting through song to the Portland community with the wise words and timeless melodies of communities of long ago and far away. Performances feature songs, storytelling and poetry readings.
The group is directed by Dr. Jamie Lynn Webster. Dr. Webster holds a Ph. D. in musicology and ethnomusicology from the University of Oregon. Her graduate studies focused on East European—especially Romany—music, early music, pan-American music traditions, gender matters, and music for film and live drama.



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