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Old Believers: Songs of the Nekrasov Cossacks

Various Artists
Old Believers: Songs of the Nekrasov Cossacks

The first recording to appear outside Russia of the a capella singing of the Nekrasov Cossacks, called Old Believers because of their religious beliefs. Like the famous Bulgarian Women's Choir, Old Believers' music has a multi-voiced texture, with intense and rich women's voices. Based on centuries-old Russian church traditions, the Old Believers' singing reveals traces of Balkan, Greek, and Turkish influences. Includes lyric songs, ballads, wedding songs, sacred music, and laments. Digitally recorded in 1989 and 1990 in Russia. Extensive notes explain the history of the group and their music. 26 tracks. "The music is highly expressive and moving." — Yearbook for Traditional Music

Track Listing

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Po seniam, seniam Choir from the village of Kumskaia Dolina 2:19
102
Shelkovaia v pole travushka Elena Gulina and Anastasia Nikulushkina 1:55
103
Chto pri vyshnem bylo pri vysokom Evlantii Banderovsky, Mefodii Banderovsky and Vasilii Popov 3:11
104
Soloveikia moi Anastasia Nikulushkina 3:04
105
Khoromy moi, khoromushki Anna Ramzaeva, Seraphima Babaeva, and Ekaterina Sanicheva 3:59
106
Oi, tuman, tuman Elena Gulina, Anastasia Nikulushkina, and Varvara Gorina 2:54
107
I krestnushka ty nasha Maria Elesiutikova and Anna Ramzaeva 7:53
108
I matushka moia Anastasia Nikulushkina, Elena Gulina, and Varvara Gorina 3:35
109
Ne iz sadu Ivan Banderovsky 2:34
110
Vo Vilone, Vilone slavnom gorode Zapevala Anastasia Pushechkina 3:01
111
Kak poshel zhe nash tsar Konstantin ko zautrene Elene Gulina 1:44
112
Potop strashen podymalsia Semion Milushkin and Evlantii Banderovsky 1:43
113
Kak u kniazia u kniazia nashego Vladimira Zapevala Maria Chizhikova 2:37
114
Ne za rovniushku Zapevala Maria Chizhikova 2:55
115
U nashego svata Elena Gulina and Anastasia Nikulushkina 2:16
116
Khozhu ia khozhu po zelenoi travke Elena Gulina, Anastasia Nikulushkina, and Varvara Gorina 1:30
117
Oi da tam na gorochke Elena Gulina and Anastasia Nikulushkina 2:22
118
Potianite vy, vetry sil'nye Choir from the village of Kumskaia Dolina 2:44
119
Excerpts recorded during plastering of a new house Anna Ramzaeva, Elena Gulina, Seraphima Babaeva, Ekaterina Sanicheva and Varvara Gorina 4:45
120
Ei, ty zimushka Anna Ramzaeva, Maria Elesiutikova, Maria Chizhikova 2:01
121
Zharna-zharna zharnitsa Elena Gulina 0:32
122
Voh voh yarma da maschala Anna Ramzaeva and Maria Elesiutikova 1:43
123
Tuku-tuku mak Anna Ramzaeva 2:23
124
Zagoralasia kovyl' travushka Anna Ramzaeva, Seraphima Babaeva, and Ekaterina Sanicheva 3:17
125
Volkhvy Persidskie Tsari Semion Milushkin 3:05
126
V chernem more Semion Milushkin and Evlantii Banderovsky 3:14

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