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Thread #52807   Message #1064941
Posted By: alanabit
03-Dec-03 - 02:40 PM
Thread Name: German Folk Songs
Subject: RE: German Folk Songs
BAP didn't really get going until the early eighties. I think "Iradeuss" ("Gerade Aus")and "Krystallnaach" are from "vun Drimme noh Drusse", which is about the third album. I like the songs too though. I was lucky enough to have one of their early producers (Manes Werr) do some stuff for me back in the early eighties. As a surprise Christmas present, some of my students gave me a ticket to a BAP concert a couple of years ago - and it was a good gig too.
      Getting back to folk songs, I agree with Wolfgang that Die Gedanken Sind Frei - one of the best known German folk songs - is always a good choice. It has the added advantage for a ladies' choir of harmonising well.