Orfeia Vocal Ensemble happy to announce Songs from the Mountain, a Balkan songbook with learning CDs created by Orfeia’s artistic director and Bulgarian national treasure Tatiana Sarbinska, formerly principal soloist with the Pirin Ensemble and award-winning singer and composer, whose encyclopedic knowledge of Balkan musical traditions and more than three decades teaching Balkan vocal technique has brought this heritage to music-lovers from beginner to professional.
The Songbook and CDs include:
- an overview of Balkan vocal techniques and warm-up exercises
- a diverse selection of folk songs from across the Balkans
- focus on the rich cultural traditions of Bulgarian regions (including recipes!)
- arrangements suited to duets, trios, small and large choral groups
- music selected and recorded by Tatiana Sarbinska
- instructions on pronunciation plus recorded pronunciation
- recording of each individual part and full song verses
Designed, recorded and produced by Orfeia’s artistic director, award-winning singer, composer and Bulgarian national treasure Tatiana Sarbinska, the songbook is a unique opportunity to share in this heritage through the eyes and ears of one of Bulgaria’s most celebrated traditional singers.
благодаря ви много! Blagodaria vi mnogo! Thanks so much to everyone who supported the Indiegogo campaign!
Mnogaya Leta ◊ Many summers, long life!
Ricki Carroll, Dr. George Lazarov
Nazdrave ◊ Cheers!
Trendafil ◊ Rose
Natalia Blinkova, Peter Lyster, Chip Rood, Anonymous (3)
Zjumbjul ◊ Hyacinth
Judith Allard, Peter Connolly, Divi Zheni, Silvio Eberhardt, Andrea Ottesen, Betsy and Jamie Platt, Yue Wu, Anonymous (6)
Banitsa ◊ Sweet and Savory Pastries
Tom Bulleit, Chico World Dancers, Maimon Schwarzschild
Zdravets ◊ Wild Geranium
Marjorie Allard, Paige Billin-Frye, Julien Drouin-Bouffard, Diane Curran, Anne Ehrhart, Marcela Cordero Garcia, Henry Goldberg, Busy Graham, Lily Hamburger, Anne Harrison, Dick Kovar, Liz Levin, Evy Mayer, Laura McMurry, Ariel Mora, Jill Poris, D. Smith, Steve Smith, ME Taft-Morales, Rose Waters, Cheryl Weber, Windborne Singers, Mari Young, Anonymous (12)
Gradina ◊ Garden
Avery Book, Adrienne Noti, Anonymous (7)
Jagodo ◊ Strawberry
Barbara Gottfried, Linda Ugelow, Ricki Weiss, Anonymous
Slunchogled ◊ Sunflower
Bailey Allard, Anne Curran, Connie Meyer, Rudabeh Pakravan, Judith Zurbrigg
Zdravejte ◊ Hello!
Joseph Bernadoni, Elizabeth Egbert, Rachel Frederick, Barbara Klieforth, Jesse Paulsen, Tiffany and Peter Riesen, Maggie Wheeler, Donald Woodward, Anonymous