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Nature Pictures CD
Nature Pictures (2010) In this CD, the PWC celebrates a close relationship with prominent Estonian composer, Veljo Tormis. Influenced by his deep conviction that ancient song traditions reflect a close connection to nature, Tormis presents the four seasons in 36 miniatures of intense choral imagery in his song cycles, Looduspildid (Nature Pictures). We are proud to present the first American recording of this cycle! This eclectic CD continues the theme with Karl Korte's "Spring", Chen Yi's "Looking at the Sea" and Samuel Barber's "To be Sung on the Water." Also included are Edward Elgar's "The Snow" and Kenneth Leslie's lovely "Cape Breton Lullaby," a PWC favorite.
Nature Pictures can also be downloaded from iTunes and Amazon.com, where you can listen to audio clips from the CD.
TrackComposerComposition
1 Day Break  Stephen Paulus 1949- Day Break
2 On hilissuvi (It Is Late Summer)  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Sügismaastikud ("Autumn Landscapes")
3 Üle taeva jooksevad pilved ("Clouds are racing")  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Sügismaastikud ("Autumn Landscapes")
4 Kahvatu valgus ("Pale Light")   Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Sügismaastikud ("Autumn Landscapes")
5 Valusalt punased lehed ("Painfully Red Are the Leaves")  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Sügismaastikud ("Autumn Landscapes")
6 Tuul kõnnumaa kohal ("Wind Over the Barrens")   Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Sügismaastikud ("Autumn Landscapes")
7 Külm sügisöo ("Cold Autumn Night")  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Sügismaastikud ("Autumn Landscapes")
8 Kanarbik ("Heather")  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Sügismaastikud ("Autumn Landscapes")
9 The Snow  Edward Elgar 1857-1934 The Snow
10 In Meeres Mitten  Robert Schumann 1810-1856 In Meeres Mitten
11 Talvehommik (Winter Morning)  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Talvemustrid ("Winter Patterns")
12 Külm (Cold)  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Talvemustrid ("Winter Patterns")
13 Tuisk (Blizzard)  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Talvemustrid ("Winter Patterns")
14 Virmalised (Northern Lights)  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Talvemustrid ("Winter Patterns")
15 Spring  Karl Korte 1928- Spring
16 Miniwanka  R. Murray Schafer 1933- Miniwanka (The Moments of Water)
17 Looking at the Sea  Chen Yi 1953- Looking at the Sea
18 Kevadtuul ("Spring Wind")  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Kevadkillud ("Spring Sketches")
19 Lehtivad pungad ("Flowering Blossoms")  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Kevadkillud ("Spring Sketches")
20 Õhtune taevas ("Evening Sky")   Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Kevadkillud ("Spring Sketches")
21 Toominga all ("Under the Bird-cherry Tree")  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Kevadkillud ("Spring Sketches")
22 Kollane leek ("Yellow Flame")   Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Kevadkillud ("Spring Sketches")
23 Hiliskevad ("In Late Spring")  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Kevadkillud ("Spring Sketches")
24 Le Ruisseau  Gabriel Fauré 1845-1924 Le Ruisseau
25 To be Sung on the Water  Samuel Barber 1910-1981 To Be Sung on the Water
26 Põuailm ("Dry Weather")   Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Suvemotiivid ("Summer Motifs")
27 Äike ("Thunderstorm")  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Suvemotiivid ("Summer Motifs")
28 Suveöö ("Summer Night")  Veljo Tormis 1930-2017 Suvemotiivid ("Summer Motifs")
29 Cape Breton Lullaby  Kenneth Leslie 1892-1974
arr: Stuart Calvert
Cape Breton Lullaby