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Down in Belgorod

from Anthems by Paul Winter

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Rooted in the traditions of ancient Russian village music, the Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble has dedicated itself to preserving songs that go back perhaps a thousand years. The Consort met the group during a tour of the Soviet Union in 1986, when they performed at a concert at Moscow University. The two ensembles felt an immediate kinship, and through interpreters, talked enthusiastically about creating new music together for a possible album and future tour. Paul Winter sought permission from Melodiya, the Soviet state record company, who agreed to a co-production. In March, 1987 the Consort returned to Moscow to begin writing and recording.

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from Anthems, released January 1, 2006
Traditional Russian; new music by Oscar Castro-Neves, Paul Halley, Eugene Friesen, Paul Winter (Living Earth Music, BMI)

Paul Winter | soprano sax
Eugene Friesen | cello
Paul Halley | keys
Oscar Castro-Neves | guitar
Russ Landau | bass
Ted Moore | percussion
Glen Velez | percussion
Neil Clark | percussion

Dmitri Pokrovsky Singers
Dmitri Pokrovsky | Maria Nefedova | Alexander Danilov | Elena Sidorenko | Sergei Zhirkov | Tamara Smyslova | Arthur Partosh | Anna Konukhova | Andrei Kotov | Nini Savistkaya | Dmitri Fokin | Vladimir Teplov | Irina Ponomaryova | Sergei Grigoriev

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Paul Winter is a seven-time Grammy-winning saxophonist, whose sextet was the first jazz group to perform at the White House in 1962. His second group, the Paul Winter Consort, interweaves sounds from the natural world with classical and ethnic traditions, and the spontaneous spirit of jazz. Their annual Winter Solstice Celebrations and Earth Mass are among the most popular events in New York. ... more

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