Category: Eastern Europe

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  CD-SDL 376
Disappearing World

Endangered music from remote cultures from the Granada Television series, featuring Overtone Singing from Tuva. Produced in conjunction with Granada Television and The British Library National Sound Archive.
  CD-SDL 396
Vocal Traditions of Bulgaria

Drawn from the archives of Radio Sofia & representing the cream of 20 years of Bulgarian state radio's recordings of village traditional song. Exciting rhythms, spine chilling harmonies & heart rending melodies covering the various vocal and regional styles. It is, perhaps, the most important release of Bulgarian music to have left that country's borders.
  CD-SDL 421
Vocal Traditions of Albania

Albania is a country blessed with a rich heritage of folk songs and an impressive range of vocal styles perhaps unequalled in the rest of Europe. Yet few recordings of Albanian vocal music have ever been released in the West and its many treasures remain largely overlooked. The album features a wide range of folk songs from the homophonic songs of the North to the polyphonic styles of the South with rural and urban styles. The recordings were made during the 1995 Berat Folklore Festival. Many of Albania's finest provincial ensembles took part in this spectacular gala concert.
  CD-SDL 431
Cry You Mountains, Cry You Fields

A wide selection of rarely heard traditional songs & instrumental music from S.E. Albania
  CD-SDL 436
Pleasures and Treasures

The Music Includes world music, traditional British music, early classical music on original instruments, novelty numbers, jazz, music hall, musical boxes, guitar quartets, saxophone quartet, brass group, viol consorts, choral music and chant, handbells and church bells, poetry and readings - from mediaeval times to the present day. This double album forms part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases and is drawn from recordings made over the years from mono open reel recording to high quality stereo digital.
  CD-SDL 440
Worlds Away

Chants, Songs, Rituals & Instrumentals From 33 Countries & Island Communities including Sudan, Egypt, Morocco, Tuva, Kurdistan, Mongolia, France, Spain, Hungary, Bulgaria, Sardinia, Norway, Germany, Albania, Japan, Rajasthan, China, Tibet, North India, Arabia, Israel, Brazil, Andes, Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Rapa Iti, Tuvalu, New Zealand, Easter Island, Chuuk, Tahiti, Bora Bora.