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Help: album by Gori Women's Choir, Georgian Repub

20 Jan 03 - 03:24 PM (#870760)
Subject: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: jlp

Last year I visited the Georgian Republic and was able to hear the incredible Gori Woman's Choir. They told me about their CD made in 1995. Several of the women in the choir told me that only the director had received a copy of the finished CD.
I want to buy two of them, one for me and one to send on to them. But Sony Music -- distributer in the Netherlands -- told me that this is no longer available. Do you know some way I might be able to locate this CD? Even if second hand, I know these hard working unpaid professinal singers would be tickled pink. And I could use it on a radio program here in The Netherlands. Here is the info I have about the CD:

Gori Women's Choir, Shalva Mosidze, Conductor
Archaica - Modern Georgian Choir Music
Published by: St. Petersburg Classics,
Distribution: Sony Classics CD SK 66924

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20 Jan 03 - 07:37 PM (#870963)
Subject: RE: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: Callie

I'll check with some Georgian musicians in Melbourne - they may know.

regards
Callie
(Australia)


21 Jan 03 - 02:48 PM (#871626)
Subject: RE: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: jlp

thanks, any tips are welcome!!


21 Jan 03 - 05:57 PM (#871763)
Subject: RE: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Wow- they sound fabulous! Callie, if you you can get your hands on two, let me know!!
My women's chorus has recently discovered the music of Georgia, but most of what we've heard was for men's chorus.


21 Jan 03 - 06:12 PM (#871775)
Subject: RE: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: Callie

There's a Melbourne based Georgian group called Golden Fleece. The group includes a women's trio. I'm trying to contact them to find out about that cd. But d'tou think I can find their e-mail address?!


21 Jan 03 - 06:18 PM (#871779)
Subject: RE: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: Burke

This won't help jlp. Animaterra try Northern Harmony Publishing for arrangements.


21 Jan 03 - 06:20 PM (#871781)
Subject: RE: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: Callie

I have a few Georgian arrangements for women's voices if you're interested.
C


22 Jan 03 - 12:04 AM (#871988)
Subject: RE: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: Charlie Baum

Another Georgian women's chorus to search for is Mzetamze.

For more about the Golden Fleece of Melbourne, Australia, visit their website at http://www.move.com.au/artist.cfm/330 .

The listing at http://polyphony.ge/list%20of%20participants/folk.htm will give you these and other Georgian folk groups, from a conference on Georgian polyphony held in October 2002.

jlp--if you're really can't find a copy, I suppose I could create a samizdat version of mine, but samizdat quality may leave something to be desired.

--Charlie Baum


22 Jan 03 - 06:18 AM (#872079)
Subject: RE: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Thanks, Burke, I've got the Northern Harmony books. But I'm checking out the other links above- what fun!


24 Jan 03 - 01:28 PM (#873936)
Subject: RE: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: jlp

Charlie Baum: do you really have this album? where did you find it? I would prefer to buy one than to copy one. I attended one of their rehearsals in Georgia in october 2001. They practise two to four hours three times a week. They have a very demanding and tempramental conductor. And sing mainly contemporary Georgian repertoir and some traditional. What a sound!!!! But no money for all their devotion. I thought the least I could do was to buy a CD for them. And I loved their sound, I want to buy one for myself,too!! But until now couldn't find one.
As a last resort, I will take up your offer....


25 Jan 03 - 10:02 PM (#874970)
Subject: RE: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: Charlie Baum

jlp--

I've got the album, and bought it when it first came out. I fell in love with Georgian music back in the early 1970s. I've been singing Georgian songs since learning "Shen Khar Venakhi" (the Kakheti-Kartli version) in 1973. In 1985, I was one of the co-founders of the Kartuli Ensemble, an American group that sings Georgian music and who members have since gone on to establish such groups as the Kavkasia Trio, Iveria, Darbazi, and Merani.

I think I may have found a source for you--contact The Georgian Association [of the United States] and see if they still have it in stock. (Thay also have copies of the Kartuli Ensemble recording.)

--Charlie Baum


26 Jan 03 - 01:04 PM (#875244)
Subject: RE: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: jlp

Thanks Charlie. I'll let you know if I trace anything. In the meantime if anyone ELSE has any tips on this recording (see the first in this series of letters) let me know??


27 Jan 03 - 06:18 AM (#875637)
Subject: RE: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: Callie

Charlie has kindly PM-ed me the whereabouts of Golden Fleece, so I'll keep trying for you, jlp. Thanks Charlie!

Callie


03 Feb 03 - 04:19 PM (#881704)
Subject: RE: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: jlp

Dear friends: thanks for the help. I could not find this CD anywhere in the netherlands and when I mailed the geargian federation, they told me they had two left (just what I needed!) so my problem is solved. Another happy mudcatter. isn't this amazing? here I am in Amsterdam and you guys in US and Australia answering.
bye for now


25 May 10 - 09:54 AM (#2913919)
Subject: RE: help me help Gori Women's Choir
From: GUEST,Curtis Ketterl

This CD is now available on iTunes. I recently purchased it and am absolutely in awe of the sounds this choir can produce. I am a choir director and am curious if any of you would know how to get a hold of some of the sheet music from this CD. Specifically I am looking for music to the "Archaica II Lasharis Gzaze (On the Way to Lashari)" piece. Thanks for any help you can give!

Curtis Kettler
USA