A Hawk and a Hacksaw and the Hun Hangár Ensemble

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A Hawk and a Hacksaw and the Hun Hangár Ensemble
EP by A Hawk and a Hacksaw and The Hun Hangár Ensemble
Released May 7, 2007
Length 29:22
Label The Leaf Label
A Hawk and a Hacksaw and The Hun Hangár Ensemble chronology
The Way the Wind Blows
(2006)
A Hawk and a Hacksaw and the Hun Hangár Ensemble
(2007)
Délivrance
(2009)
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A Hawk and A Hacksaw and the Hun Hangár Ensemble is an EP by A Hawk and a Hacksaw and The Hun Hangár Ensemble released in 2007 on The Leaf Label. A 20-minute bonus DVD was released with the CD, titled An Introduction to A Hawk and a Hacksaw. The DVD documents two years of touring by original band members Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost with live footage (by director Dave Herman), as well as a behind-the-scenes look at their travels across Europe.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Kiraly Siratás" – 2:32
  2. "Zozobra" – 4:01
  3. "Serbian Cŏcek" – 4:14
  4. "Romanian Hora and Bulgar" (live) – 3:15
  5. "Ihabibi" – 3:57
  6. "Vajdaszentivány" – 2:36
  7. "Oriental Hora" – 5:18
  8. "Dudanotak" – 3:29

The original melodies[edit]

Kiraly Siratás, album's opening track, is based around the main melody from Bedřich Smetana 19th-century piece "Vltava". The flowing melody is carried by Heather Trost's violin, accompanied by the sound of a cymbalom. Serbian Cŏcek (or Čoček) is based around the melody of Marko Nešić's piece titled "Kad sam bio mlađan lovac ja" (When I was a young hunter). Oriental Hora is centered around the traditional klezmer melody.

Personnel[edit]

  • Griffin Rodriguez – mastering
  • Zsolt Kürtosi – upright bass
  • Jeremy Barnes – accordion, cymbals, drums, glockenspiel, gong, bells, cowbell, sleigh bells, arranger, engineer, mixing
  • Béla Ágoston – bagpipes, clarinet, alto sax
  • Nick Hall – design
  • Zach Condon – mandolin, trumpet, ukulele
  • Heather Trost – arranger, cello, viola, violin
  • Balázs Unger - cymbalom
  • Ferenc Kovács - trumpet, violin
  • Paul Collins – bouzouki