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Old Believers: Songs of the Nekrasov Cossacks

Various Artists
Old Believers: Songs of the Nekrasov Cossacks
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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 (Along the passageway) Choir from the village of Kumskaia Dolina 2:19
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102
Shelkovaia v pole travushka (The silken grass in the field) Elena Gulina and Anastasia Nikulushkina 1:55
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103
Chto pri vyshnem bylo pri vysokom (Near a high mound) Evlantii Banderovsky, Mefodii Banderovsky and Vasilii Popov 3:11
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104
Soloveikia moi (My nightingale) Anastasia Nikulushkina 3:04
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105
Khoromy moi, khoromushki (The mansion, my mansion) Anna Ramzaeva, Seraphima Babaeva, and Ekaterina Sanicheva 3:59
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106
Oi, tuman, tuman (The fog) Elena Gulina, Anastasia Nikulushkina, and Varvara Gorina 2:54
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107
I krestnushka ty nasha (Oh, our godmother) Maria Elesiutikova and Anna Ramzaeva 7:53
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108
I matushka moia (Oh, mother of mine) Anastasia Nikulushkina, Elena Gulina, and Varvara Gorina 3:35
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109
Ne iz sadu (Not from a garden) Ivan Banderovsky 2:34
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110
Vo Vilone, Vilone slavnom gorode (In the city of Babylon) Zapevala Anastasia Pushechkina 3:01
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111
Kak poshel zhe nash tsar Konstantin ko zautrene (As our czar Constantine went to morning prayer) Elene Gulina 1:44
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112
Potop strashen podymalsia (The fearful flood was rising) Semion Milushkin and Evlantii Banderovsky 1:43
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113
Kak u kniazia u kniazia nashego Vladimira (At the Prince's, at our Vladimir's) Zapevala Maria Chizhikova 2:37
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114
Ne za rovniushku (Not for an equal one) Zapevala Maria Chizhikova 2:55
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115
U nashego svata (At our svat's [best man, male matchmaker, male relative in marriage]) Elena Gulina and Anastasia Nikulushkina 2:16
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116
Khozhu ia khozhu po zelenoi travke (I am walking on the green grass) Elena Gulina, Anastasia Nikulushkina, and Varvara Gorina 1:30
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117
Oi da tam na gorochke (There, on the mountain) Elena Gulina and Anastasia Nikulushkina 2:22
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118
Potianite vy, vetry sil'nye (You strong winds, blow) Choir from the village of Kumskaia Dolina 2:44
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119
Excerpts recorded during plastering of a new house Anna Ramzaeva, Elena Gulina, Seraphima Babaeva, Ekaterina Sanicheva and Varvara Gorina 4:45
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120
Ei, ty zimushka (Oh you winter) Anna Ramzaeva, Maria Elesiutikova, Maria Chizhikova 2:01
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121
Zharna-zharna zharnitsa (Dawn, dawn) Elena Gulina 0:32
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122
Voh voh yarma da maschala (Turkish wedding song) Anna Ramzaeva and Maria Elesiutikova 1:43
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123
Tuku-tuku mak (Pounding poppyseeds) Anna Ramzaeva 2:23
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124
Zagoralasia kovyl' travushka (The feathergrass caught fire) Anna Ramzaeva, Seraphima Babaeva, and Ekaterina Sanicheva 3:17
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125
Volkhvy Persidskie Tsari (The Magi, the Persian kings) Semion Milushkin 3:05
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126
V chernem more (In the Black Sea) Semion Milushkin and Evlantii Banderovsky 3:14
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