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Coimbra Orfeon of Portugal

Coimbra Orfeon of Portugal

The 80-voice Coimbra Orfeon (Chorus) of Portugal showcase their musical skills across a variety of genres. On their first American recording, they perform accompanied and a cappella pieces, singing in Portuguese, Latin, and English. Performances include a tender, heartfelt fado (“Fado Da Mentira”) with guitar accompaniment, close vocal harmonies on “Rapsodia Luso-Brazileira” (“Brazilian Rhapsody”), and an up-tempo performance of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.” Liner notes include a description of student life and traditions at the University of Coimbra.

Track Listing

101
Serenata Acoriana (Serenade of the Azores) Coimbra University Chorus 2:18
102
In Parasceve (At Easter) Coimbra University Chorus 4:46
103
Minha Mae (My Mother) Coimbra University Chorus 4:15
104
Sonhando (Dreaming) Coimbra University Chorus 2:52
105
Fado Da Mentira (Fado of Disillusion) Coimbra University Chorus 3:16
106
Rapsodia Luso-Brazileira Coimbra University Chorus 3:26
201
Melodia De Amor (Melody of Love) Coimbra University Chorus 2:22
202
E Tae Lingo O Teu Olhar (Ah, How Lively are Your Eyes) Coimbra University Chorus 3:11
203
O Voso Galo, Comadre (Oh, Your Child Grandmother) Coimbra University Chorus 2:05
204
Ballada Alexo (Song of Alex) Coimbra University Chorus 2:51
205
Hallelujah Coimbra University Chorus 3:54
206
Ballada de Saudade (Ballad of Longing) Coimbra University Chorus 3:38
207
A Olivera da Serra (Olive Trees of the Mountains) Coimbra University Chorus 1:35
208
F.R.A. Coimbra University Chorus 1:11

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