Inspired by Canada

Amici Chamber Ensemble
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The Amici Chamber Ensemble's "Inspired by Canada" features Canadian soprano Mireille Asselin performing songs which capture the spirit of Canada, including music by Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Claude Léveillée, in new arrangements by Serouj Kradjian.

"We realized that a lot of the material we were drawn to was Canadian – and what better time than during Canada 150 to delve into a project that was more focused on our own musical heritage? We spent hours at the library digging through the stacks, listening to old recordings of chansonniers and folksingers, probing our own memories for important musical touchstones, and in the studio comparing notes and hashing out ideas. In the end, we distilled our list down to the material that spoke to us the most both musically and emotionally. The end result really feels like a labour of love!" – Mireille Asselin

Catalog: MAR 485

Track Listing

  1. The World is Waiting for the Sunrise (M - Ernest Seitz, L - Gene Lockhart) 
  2. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) 
  3. Le Vieux Piano (M - Claude Léveillée,  L - Henri Contet)
  4. A Case of You (Joni Mitchell) (Listen)
  5. Un Canadien Errant (Antoine Gérin-Lajoie) 
  6. Red River Valley (Trad.)
  7. Chants du Québec (Serouj Kradjian)
  8. Maple Leaf Forever Rag (Scott Joplin / Serouj Kradjian)
  9. Huron Carol - Sacrae Familiae (Jean de Brébeuf / Charles-Amador Martin)  
  10. Underground Railroad Songs (Trad.)  
  11. Morrison's Jig  (Trad.)  
  12. Inspired by Newfoundland (Serouj Kradjian)
  13. Lettre à Louis Riel  (Trad.) 
  14. Mrs. Maqi Denny's Lullaby (Trad.)
  15. Ma Cabane au Canada (M - Loulou Gasté, L - Mireille Brosey)
  16. 49th Parallel: Prelude (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

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