Finally got my hands on Amor Lontano, and although it is a good album, it sounds more like an An Andaluz Project album...Sarah and Mariko's vocals used to use fantastic effect on Secrets of the North take a distinct backseat here.
@RajhinLXXXVI: "Konvulsionslåten is an instrumental of the Hedningarna song "Vargtimmen." If you like the way it sounds, check out the original, which is the same but with male and female Finnish singing" — VargTimmen lyrics are in Swedish. So is male singer. So it's more like "with Finnish girl(s) and Swedish guy(s) singing in Swedish".
So wol dir, summerwunne!
Daz vogelsanc ist geswunden,
alse ist der linden ir loup.
Jarlanc trüebent mir ouch
miniu wlól stenden ougen.
Min trut, du solt dich gelouben
Wan, helt, die solt du miden.
Do du mich erst saehe,
do duhte ich dich ze ware
so rehte minneclich getan.
Des man ich dich, lieber man.
Finally, the first pieces from VocaMe (featuring Syrah, Sarah M. Newman, and Michael Popp from ESTAMPIE) are now on Myspace. Please enjoy!
Endlich, sind die erste Stücke von VocaMe (mit Syrah, Sarah M. Newman, und Michael Popp von ESTAMPIE) auf Myspace. Viel Vergnügen!
VocaMe is the new "all star" ensemble consisting of some of Early Music's top singers under the direction of well renowned Early Music interpreter Michael Popp. They will make their debut with the production of the first recording devoted to Kassia, a 9th Century female composer from the Byzantine era. Kassia preceded Hildegard von Bingen, who up until now was believed to be the first known female composer of liturgical music, by about three centuries with musical ideas seemingly far ahead of her time. Together with Diane Touliatos, the sole scholar on Kassia, they will present the world premiere of all currently transcribed works by Kassia to date.
Sarah M. Newman/Mariko (Estampie/ex Unto Ashes) Sabine Lutzenberger, (Helium Vola) Gerlinde Sämann, (Estampie/Helium Vola)
Sigrid Hausen/Syrah, (Estampie/QNTAL)
Elisabeth Pawelke, (Estampie/ex Faun)
Natalia Lincoln (ex Unto Ashes)