New European Ensemble’s new CD ‘Songs Along the Way’ with compositions by Jeff Hamburg and Gustav Mahler is out now

New European Ensemble presents a new CD titled ‘Songs Along the Way’ including compositions by Gustav Mahler and Dutch composer Jeff Hamburg. Jeff Hamburg composed Songs Along The Way and adapted Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen for mezzo soprano Helena van Heel. The texts from Lao Tse from the Tao te Ching are central in Songs Along the Way and have a striking overlap with the experiences from the ‘journeyman’ in the song cycle by Mahler. The work A Prayer for Colomba, a plea for world peace, is also included in the album.

The CD is available for purchase on Etcetera Records and can also be streamed on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Helena van Heel, mezzo soprano

New European Ensemble
Clarinet James Meldrum
Harp Astrid Haring
Violin Rada Ovcharova
Viola Emlyn Stam
Cello Willem Stam