Album

Zuzana Lapčíková

Advent and Christmas Songs from Moravia

Catalogue Number: SU 4033-2
Published: 22nd October 2010
Genre: Vocal - songs
Format: 1 CD
Advent and Christmas songs from Moravia

Zuzana Lapčíková - voice, cimbaloms; Josef Fečo - double-bass, cimbalom; Rostislav Fraš - saxophone; Ivan Herák - violin, viola; Ondrej Krajňák - piano; Kamil Slezák - percussion

The Advent and Christmas songs from the workshop of Zuzana Lapčíková reflect perhaps all her musical positions known to date (as a singer and cimbalom player with a penchant for seeking inspiration in jazz and across genres). Yet the Christmas high-spiritedness is frequently supplemented by intimate chamber mood, humility and solemnity. Besides several sprightly "catchy" pieces, sheoften soberly makes use of the superlative co-players of her jazz quintet for tranquil duets. Her singing is the golden thread accompanying us throughout - a singing sharing pure joy, elsewherehumility before the Creator and evoking the silent tenderness with which the Virgin Mary looks upon the Infant. Few know as much about Moravian carols as Zuzana Lapčíková does; even fewer are able to retell them with such understanding and feeling. Christmas joy, however, is the culmination of four weeks of Advent contemplation and expectation. The Advent songs selected for this recording from Baroque hymn-books wondrously fuse "artful creation" with the magic poetics of folk, verbally handed-down songs. You will surely become fond of some of them at first hearing; with others you will discover more and more beautiful details at each listen - and quite possibly, you will not want to cast the CD aside even after Christmas had come and gone…


Zuzana Lapčíková's Advent-Christmas album - joy that will remain with you even after Christmas
Zuzana Lapčíková
1.
Kyrie Eleison 01:08
Zuzana Lapčíková
2.
What happened that night 02:37
Zuzana Lapčíková
3.
What happened, what occurred 01:27
Josef Fečo, Zuzana Lapčíková
4.
There was a green meadow 01:42
Zuzana Lapčíková
5.
Gloria In Excelsis Deo 01:37
Zuzana Lapčíková
6.
It's already winter, frost 01:17
Zuzana Lapčíková
7.
Shepherds herded sheep 02:34
Zuzana Lapčíková
8.
Are they Valachs ? 00:58
Zuzana Lapčíková
9.
Everyone rejoice 01:50
Zuzana Lapčíková
10.
How beautiful the sun 02:18
Zuzana Lapčíková
11.
The Lord's Power 04:32
Josef Fečo, Zuzana Lapčíková
12.
The prophets foretold 03:28
Zuzana Lapčíková
13.
Christ, dear son 00:57
Ondrej Krajňák, Zuzana Lapčíková
14.
Welcome, Jesus Christ 02:21
Zuzana Lapčíková
15.
Visit us, little child 02:53
Zuzana Lapčíková
16.
Oh, Holy Virgin 03:39
Zuzana Lapčíková
17.
This joyous child 02:51
Zuzana Lapčíková
18.
The Lord's Archangel came down from heaven 02:21
Zuzana Lapčíková
19.
Joseph, my dear 02:12
Zuzana Lapčíková
20.
Blessed, revered 01:01
Zuzana Lapčíková
21.
I know a grove 01:24
Ondrej Krajňák, Zuzana Lapčíková
22.
It was winter 03:45
Zuzana Lapčíková
23.
Cold water springs 02:09
Zuzana Lapčíková
24.
The Virgin Mary wandered the world 03:40
Zuzana Lapčíková
25.
The Lord's son was born to us 02:18