Hi everybody! Here's your captain speaking... We started our musical trip a few months ago and I must admit I'm quite happy to notice that people from almost everywhere in the world likes to fly with us. Thanks to everybody! (Your little postcards are still more than welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org).
I'd also like to thank all the great bloggers for the good work they do to convert analog to digital and share so many awesome tapes and records that would be soon lost if nobody acts! Today, we're getting back to our first destination, Tahiti, and we'll be happy on this second trip around to get a closer look at mr Eddie Lund's work to promote the great local culture in early vinyl days...
Well we'll soon have more time to talk about him in details but for now we got a special seasonal treat! MINUIT CHRETIEN, NOEL POLYNESIEN, MESSE A TAHITI (Tahiti Records EL 1033) released in 1970.
|Papeete's Notre-Dame Cathedral|
On Christmass 1954 Eddie Lund recorded a live performence at Papeete's cathedral (the day before the Christmass's public performance). This recording's been long lost until 1969 when it's been restored and released on Tahiti records and sold as benefit for the local school. Traditionnal church choir and organ where on the program of this evening...
01 MINUIT CHRETIEN (adam)
---LA MESSE (Eddie Lund)---
06 AGNUS DEI
07 DANS UNE ETABLE OBSCURE (Praetorius)
08 SANCTUD DE GOUNOD (solo orgue)
09 I TE PO (Eddie Lund)
10 ADESTE FIDELES
|If anybody know what the "LAST" sticker over the label stands for? Tell me|
PERFORMED BY:Papeete's choir
Directed by: Sarah Dexter
Tenor solo: Henri Drolet
Organ: Eddie Lund (who also composed for the occasion)
Most of the lyrics are in latin (as it's before Vatican II reforms) few in french and tahitian