Winter Kolednica: Seasonal Carols Slovenia / Var

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Review Text Winter Kolednica, an album of carols (kolednice) from the Slovenian traditions, which are remarkably well-preserved given the centuries of possible influence from their neighbors. The works are primarily winter carols (from Christmas, New Years, the traditional pig slaughter, the Epiphany, and Candlemas), with a number of short instrumentals and spoken greetings and such interspersed here and there between the main tracks. All works are furnished by the Slovenian Academy's Institute of Ethnomusicology archives. The songs are relatively stately, performed in a slow and drawn-out manner intentionally. On the other side of the coin, the drawn-out manner can start to grate on the average listener after a time. Luckily, the instrumental tracks break up the song lines enough to create a diversion. The performances are more or less standard for carols, regardless of culture, but there is a little more reverence inherent in these ones than in their British counterparts perhaps. It's a relatively enjoyable listen, showing off some nice abilities on the part of the singers and moreover a wonderful peek into an otherwise unheard tradition, purely aesthetically, though it's probably best as background music during a quiet holiday gathering. ~ Adam Greenberg

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  1. 1. Svetogorska (Holy Mountain) - 1:05
  2. 2. Kot kot kot kodak (St. Barbara's Day carol) - 0:18
  3. 3. Stajeris (Dance Stajeris) - 1:19
  4. 4. Keri ce koline meti (Blood from the butchering) - 3:37
  5. 5. Valcek (Waltz) - 1:27
  6. 6. pojmo, le pojmo v Jeruzalem (Let's go, let's go to Jerusalem) - 1:25
  7. 7. Stoparjeva polka (Stopar polka) - 2:51
  8. 8. Ta nuc na vinahti (Christmas Eve) - 1:59
  9. 9. Jaz sem pa urca slisal (I heard the clock) - 1:18
  10. 10. Sotis (Dance Sotis) - 1:20
  11. 11. Mi zelimo vam zapeti (We want to sing to you St. Stephen's Day carol) - 2:22
  12. 12. Valcek (Waltz) - 3:51
  13. 13. Pobelelo pole (Whitened field) (St. John's Day Round Dance) - 1:20
  14. 14. Valcek (Waltz) - 1:58
  15. 15. Tepekkanje (Holy Innocents) (28 December) - 1:49
  16. 16. Pritrkavanje na male zvonove (Chiming the little bells) - 1:43
  17. 17. Kristjani dragi, vstanite in nas nocoj poslusajte (Christians dear, rise and hear us tonight) - 3:42
  18. 18. Mecanica - 1:01
  19. 19. Z Bugam vam vosem (God be with You) - 1:26
  20. 20. En dober vecer vam Bog daj (God give you a good evening) - 5:13
  21. 21. Sel sem prek po bukovju (I went through the beechwoods) - 2:32
  22. 22. Jena zvezda gori gre iz dezele Jutrove (A star above shining in the East) - 3:50
  23. 23. Dobr vecer dobri ljudje (Good evening, good people) - 4:19
  24. 24. Trije modri jezdijo (Three wise men riding) - 4:41
  25. 25. Stara sem bolana sem (I'm old and sick) - 1:59
  26. 26. Pohvaljeni Jezus, tak pojemo me (Praised Jesus) - 4:56
  27. 27. Oj Kristjani preljubljeni (Oh Christians most beloved) - 3:48
  28. 28. Pesem pomladi (Song to spring) - 5:12
  29. 29. Pritrkavanje na male zvonove (Chiming the little bells) - 1:43

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10/21/03 

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