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Muški vokalni ansambl Ivan Goran Kovačić : The Ivan Goran Kovačić Male Chorus

50 years

... when the Ivan Goran Kovačić Male Chorus was established, until 1964, the ensemble singers were also counted among the members of the Collegiate Choir. This bond between the two vocal ensembles within a single society has been preserved to this day while the Chorus has undergone certain changes throughout the past fifty years – it was renamed several times to be precise, but has managed to retain their distinctive ‘male’ quality. Following specific demands inherent in individual programmes, each addition to the original ensemble has automatically included the members of the Choir, a situation repeated on this recording as well.

... The works selected to be recorded on this celebratory CD should highlight various periods of the ensemble’s existence and follow precisely along the guidelines determined by the underlying programme framework. ...

HRT, Cantus d.o.o., 2006. 
Promo 028

Adalbert Marković | Višnja Stahuljak  Dawn in My Town    
Krsto Odak | ofertorij (Psalam 119)  I Confess   
Pavel Grigorijevič Česnokov  The Eternal Council  alto solo: Martina Borse 
Zlatko Grgošević | based on a folk song  Our Daughters-in-Law and Our Lasses   
Jakov Gotovac | a humorous song based on a folk story  The Donkey, the Father and the Son   
Zlatko Kamenjarin | Vladimir Nazor  The Song of a Galley Slave  guest singers: Kogul Group 
arranged by: Dinko Fio  The Songs of Hvar (Sinoć kad sam ti proša; Izajdi na prozor; U našeg Marina)   
a folk song of the Međimurje region | arranged by: Ivo Kokot  Was Strolling Last Night   
African-American spiritual song | arranged by: William Goodel  Were You There When They Crucified My Lord   baritone solo: Miroslav Varlec 
African-American spiritual song | arranged by: Josip Nalis  Swing Low, Sweet Chariot  baritone solo: Nikola Vugrinec