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2006/10219 Elwood/ Westpark
     

1. Veresulaste koor
2. Sons of the Sea
3. Men’s Song
4. The Giant-Hero of Ösel
5. Litany To Thunder
6. Serf’s Song
7. My Sacred Grove
8. Wolfrage
9. An Aboriginal Song
10. God, Protect Us from War
11. I Cannot Find My Song
12. See You On The Battlefield!
13. Song of the Turkish War
14. Sons And Daughters of the Northern Winds
15. Woodwrath 2
16. Curse Upon Iron
17. How Can I Recognize My Home
18. Charm Against Snakes
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CURSE UPON IRON is undoubtedly one of the better known works in Estonian choral music. Already in its original form, it contains all the primary characteristics of this particular project: shamanic chants, rhymes borrowed from Kalevala, the primeval power of runo-singing. To this we add some increasingly popular ethno-rockers and the 54 trained voices of the only full-time professional male choir in the world. The works of the world-renowned composer emeritus Veljo Tormis and those of Metsatöll are manipulated without prejudice by Tauno Aints, whose background is revealed by the names of his bands – Speculative Rokenroll Band and Genialistid. However, the young man also has a cum laude in the field of composition, so both sides of the music are treated equally and are fused into a whole. Metsatöll becomes grand choral music, Veljo Tormis turns into rock. One summer night in 2006, history was made in Estonia, and with this disc you can enjoy it all again.