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Since I am a great lover of medieval music, i thought it might be interesting posting a little something very rare. The Balkans had a very strange history and music is the dimension where this becomes most visible. Starting from the mongolian invasions and so many other cultures that passed through these territories and all the way to the russian "domination" (I'm not talking about communism here, but about the byzantine style that flourished centuries ago, especially in music and painting). Since 2004, the Vocal-Instrumental Orchestra “Anton Pann” has been laboring to discover and reveal to the public around the world the long-forgotten, but unique musical tradition of the Balkans. The conductor Constantin Raileanu, along with a giant group of musicians, research old manuscripts, hidden in Romania’s libraries or monasteries. They transpose these findings into sounds of ancient medieval instruments and play them as close as possible to the musical ethos of the time. The band developed its repertoire starting from one of the pioneers of Balkan and Byzantine music, Anton Pann. However, it now includes musical pieces of Gheorghe Ucenescu and Dimitrie Cantemir –a representative of Renaissance in the Balkans – and other inspired by the Codexes: Moldavae, Valahae, Caioni and Anonymous.
Year of Release: 2006 Label: Culture and Tradition Association "Anton Pann" Genres: Medieval, Byzantine Bitrate: 192kbps
Tracklist: 01. Lelita Saftita 02. Nu mai poci de ostenit 03. Inima mi-e plina 04. Codex caioni 05. Mircea cel Batran 06. Pesrev adiem yegiani 07. Intr-o verde gradinita 08. Bordeias, bordei, bordei 09. Bat-o sfantu de lupoaie 10. Scoala, puiculita, scoala 11. Colaj de dansuri romanesti 12. Mugurel mugurel 13. Urare