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including information on musical and historical, sometimes personal backgrounds.

Unlike the uploaded audio files, the CDs' sound quality is excellent.



Discography:

2001:  Hüt dich, schöns Blümelein

2003:  Falls jemand danach fragt  (2003 ff – out of print)

2003:  Der Mond geht auf die Reise

2004:  Holger Saarmann singt Karl May  (Single – out of print))

2006:  Meine Friseuse/ Begleiter  (Single – out of print))
2007: 
Lieder, so deutsch wie der Wilde Westen 
feat. Vivien Zeller  (2007)

2009:  So küsste mich meine Friseuse  (2009)
2013:  Die Versammlung der Inseln
SAGO singt Stählin  (Sampler 2013)


>> Sheet Music








 

Profolk Sampler

 

Auf's Maul geschaut
Regionalsprachen und Dialekte im deutschen Folk




Tracks:

1. Früh bann dr Morche grauit   HÜSCH!
2. SpuimaNovas   HIRSCÖH
3. Man tufaalsflenerk   KALÜÜN
4. Der Guckguu   HOLGER SAARMANN & VIVIEN ZELLER
5. Dat du min Leevsten büst   HERZGESPANN

6. Bimbel, Bimbel, Bähnele   MARTIN SCHÜTT
7. Shpil she mir a lidele in jiddisch   ZIGANIMO
8. Daaling, maat, do drank ik een & Pearly Dance   KALÜÜN
9. Geschder waar der Michel do   HOLGER SAARMANN & VIVIEN ZELLER

10. Koom ik weerum   EM HUISKEN
11. Över de stillen Straaten   HERZGESPANN
12. Ënn ëmm klænen Dòrf   WHY DIDN'T THEY ASK EVANS?
13. Waard Ruuch   KAY KANKOWSKI
14. Es wår zur Frühjårschzeit   HÜSCH!
15. Hans bleib da!   STEFAN STRAUBINGER
16. Endlik Weer   SPILLWARK



Price: 15 Euro + postage/ packing

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Also available via mail order at "Bluebird Shop Berlin".


This sampler, compiled by the German folk association Profolk e.V., assembles songs in German (and related) dialects and regional idioms, with no claim for completeness:
Friesisch, Niederdeutsch, Plattdeutsch, Hunsrücker Moselfränkisch, Niederalemannisch, Bayrisch, Thüringisch, Jiddisch und Pennsylvania Dutch are represented, mostly with two songs, often performed by the same act.
The compilation is enjoyable to listen, though I personally find its concept a little callow: The selection of idioms was probably due to the music that was at hand anyway. But I admit that's quite impressive. And as I heard they are already thinking of compiling a sequel.

Sadly, the booklet
– after a competent introduction by Ralf Gehler – mainly consists of artists' self-portrayals, which, in their egocentricity, would have required an editorial revision in terms of the CD topic.
Und die (vom Platz her unnötige) Abkürzung unserer Namen auf dem Inlay (CD-Rücken) ist wohl immer noch der Falsschreibung des Namens Vivien (mit E!) im Booklet vorzuziehen.

Holger Saarmann





SAGO singt Stählin

 

Die Versammlung der Inseln




Tracks:

1. Der Clown   JAN GAENSSLEN 
2. Der Kirschbaum   DANNY DZIUK 
3. Lieben heißt Liebe Entbehren   HOLGER SAARMANN 
4. Die kleine heile Welt   ANNETT KUHR 
5. Frühlingslied   MATTHIAS BINNER, STEPHAN BIENWALD, MAREN KROYMANN, 

BÉRANGÈRE PALIX & HOLGER SAARMANN

6. Manchmal wenn   TINA HÄUSSERMANN 
7. Herbstspaziergang   SEBASTIAN KRÄMER
8. Lob der Kuh   MAKA KANDELAKI
9. Mein Freund und Schlawiner   PHILIPP SCHMIDT-RHAESA

10. Der Trampelpfad   TIMO BRUNKE
11. Die Bahnen (... und zieht seine Bahn)   ARNO RITTGEN
12. Der Kapitän   JÖRG SIEPER
13. Komm, küss mich   ULI ZEHFUSS
14. Die Voraussetzungen   MATTHIAS REUTER
15. Was ist uns von Preußen geblieben   MARKUS HEINIGER 
16. Was hätt ich denn davon   MARTIN SOMMER
17. Das Tiefe   UTA KÖBERNICK, ANNETT KUHR, SEBASTIAN KRÄMER & TIMO BRUNKE 
18. Schlaflied (Alles hat seine Weile)   DOTA KEHR


This Christof Stählin Tribute CD originally was a present of his students on the occasion of his 70th birthday, in summer 2013.
The master himself made this song selection.
Date of issue: February the 17, 2013 on "Text & Ton Records"

The CD was encouraged and supported by Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz.
It should be available in record stores throughout the EC, but will also be
presented for sale by almost any featured artist.

Right: a full length audio sample of "Das Tiefe" on YouTube;

For further (short) audio samples, go to >> jpc.de

 


Price: 15 Euro + postage/ packing

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Holger Saarmann:  So küsste mich meine Friseuse

Tracks:

1. Bahnsteig gegenüber   (Saarmann)

2. Liebe neu erfunden   (Saarmann)

3. Fi-di-bum   (Saarmann)

4. Treppen   (Saarmann)

5. Der Gast   (Saarmann)

6. Meine Friseuse   (Saarmann)
7. Ode ans Diesseits '09   (Holger Saarmann)

8. Briefballade   (Saarmann)

9. Gleisbesetzer   (amerik. Trad/ dt. Text Saarmann)

10. Begleiter   (Saarmann)
11. Stiller Schlager   (Saarmann)


Bonus (solo):
12.
Bahnsteig gegenüber   (Saarmann)

13. Briefballade   (Saarmann)

 


 




"So küsste mich meine Friseuse" (mostly) full length audio samples


Finally, here is the first Saarmann album exclusively with Saarmann songs!
All the hits from the past years in colourful (re-)recordings, performed together with highly requested musicians, plus two solo bonus tracks for the purists.
Appr. 60 minutes running time.
These were involved to create the rich sound:

Reinhild Kuhn (accordion & piano), Budi (percussion & bass), Jan Gaensslen (piano) and Vivien Zeller (violin).

The record was recorded and mixed at Freeborn Sound Studio and mastered at Noemptyfeeling
It's issued on the
Bluebird Café Records Berlin label.

16 pages booklet, including lots of colour pictures and all lyrics. Click here to download the English translations.
CD & Booklet in a ProfilePac (= a cardboard double cover, avoiding plastic)


Price: 15 Euro + postage/ packing

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This CD is also available via mail order at "Bluebird Shop Berlin".






Holger Saarmann & Vivien Zeller

 

Lieder, so deutsch wie der Wilde Westen






Tracks:

1. Auswanderlied   (Pennsylvania Dutch Trad.)

2. Wu ich in des Land bin kumme   (Pennsylvania Dutch Trad.)

3. Unser deitsche Brieder   (Pennsylvania Dutch Trad.)

4. Der Guckguu   (Pennsylvania Dutch Trad.)

5. Sie gleicht der Schwalbe (She's like the Swallow)   (Trad./ German lyrics: Saarmann)

6. Vergiss mich nicht   (Karl May)

7. Ballade des armen Webersohnes Karl May   (Trad./ German lyrics: Saarmann)

8. 900 Miles   (Trad.)

9. Follow the Drinking Gourd   (Trad.)

10. Stan' still Jordan   (Trad.)

11. Wo sind unser Brieder   (Pennsylvania Dutch Spiritual)

12. Geschder war der Michel do   (Pennsylvania Dutch Trad.)

13. Ei, du Zustand! (Oh! Susanna)   (Stephen Foster/ Pennsylvania Dutch Trad.)

14. Katy Cruel   (Trad.)

15. Oi Oi Oi   (Pennsylvania Dutch Trad.)

16. Ave Maria   (Karl May)

17. Heim zu gej   (Pennsylvania Dutch Spiritual)

18. Wanderlied (Wayfaring Stranger)   (Trad./ German lyrics: Saarmann)

Bonus (solo):
19.
Vergiss mich nicht (Version 2)   (Karl May)



"Lieder, so deutsch wie der Wilde Westen" (mostly) full length audio samples
(The presentation was added for radio play at lastFM  and is not included on CD.)



Many attempts have been made to create German country music.

This album documents our research on the original: German songs from America in ancient times, when banjo and fiddle were still being played to the rhythm of steam trains and boats.
We scout out the legendary New World in facts and fantasy, showing how America was germanized, long before Germany was americanized.

We discovered German spirituals, farmers' and children songs, with lyrics both earthy and cunning.
While we translated some of the English lyrics by ourselves, others remained English.
The result is a colourful album, full of contrasts and surprises, showing
"How the West was Dutched".


The CD version of our programme "Winnetou ist ein Christ ..." was
(co-)mixed by Phil Freeborn at Freeborn Sound Studio (former nuphobia Berlin) and issued on the Label Bluebird Café Records Berlin. The 16-pages booklet includes all lyrics and a comment for each song.

An English booklet translation can be downloaded here (pdf file).

All arrangements: Holger Saarmann (vocals, guitar, accordion, percussion) & Vivien Zeller (fiddle, vocals)

Price:
15 Euro + postage/ packing

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This CD is also available via mail order at "Bluebird Shop Berlin" and at the "Karl-May-Verlag Bamberg" (>Fanshop >Musik).




 

Holger Saarmann  "Hüt dich, schöns Blümelein!"







My CD debut, recorded in winter 2000/ 01.

Vocals, guitar & all arrangements: Holger Saarmann


Tracks:

1.  Lied vom Brombeerenpflücken  (Trad.)

2.  Flogen einst drei wilde Tauben   (Trad.)

3.  Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär   (Trad.)

4.  Nachtigall ich hör dich singen   (Trad.)

5.  Hinaufschauen   (Holger Saarmann)

6.  Wie schön blüht uns der Maien   (Trad.)

7.  Feinsliebchen, du sollst mir nicht barfuß gehn   (Trad.)

8.  Ukrainisches Abschiedslied   (Trad.)

9.  So grün als ist die Heiden   (Trad.)

10.  Reiterlied   (Justus W. Lyra/ Georg Herwegh)

11.  Graf und Magd   (Trad.)

12.  Zufriedenheit   (Georg Neumark/ Trad.)

13.  Ach Blümlein blau   (Trad.)

14.  Schnitter Tod   (Trad.)

15.  Zecherbündnis   (Trad./ G. E. Lessing)

16.  Lied für die Pariser Kommune   (Trad.)

17.  Es ist ein Schnee gefallen   (Trad.)

18.  Mädchen am Haff   (Trad.)

19.  Ich weiß mir ein Maidlein hübsch und fein   (Trad.)

20.  Herbstlied   (Trad./ August Mahlmann)

21.  Abendlied  (Der Mond ist aufgegangen)   (J.A.P. Schulz/ M. Claudius)

22.  Ode ans Diesseits  (Solo-Version)   (Holger Saarmann)


 


Compilation of audio samples (app. 40 seconds per song):




German Folk, as presented by the mass media, is mostly commercial Schlager music, disguised in traditional costumes. 

Combined with the impressions of Munich Oktoberfest, that is also the image of current German Folk music abroad: Lots of Hump-ta-ta with beer.

This album will offer you a completely different view: It presents German Folk in its most intimate purity, just vocals and guitar. 

This album reveals the roots of the romantic Lied composers, such as Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn.

Collected here are rarely performed ancient songs of love and farewell, of deaths and maidens, of dukes and beggars, of revels and revolution, of luck and loss, of rings and riddles, of seduction and devotion, of green pastures and cool valleys.

72 minutes playing time!

In addition to the 8-pages CD-booklet, the lyrics (German/ English) are included on two extra sheets.

(You can also download a pdf file here.)

Price: 
13 Euro + postage/ packing

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This CD is also available via mail order at "Bluebird Shop Berlin".





 

Holger Saarmann  "Der Mond geht auf die Reise"



 

Tracks:
1. Leise, Peterle, leise   (Anonymus/ Paula Dehmel)

2. Verstohlen geht der Mond auf   (German Trad. / Zuccalmaglio)

3. Aj-lju-lju   (Yiddish Trad.)    Vocals: Fetija Jasari

4. Scarborough Fair   (Engl. Trad.)

5. Nachtigall, ich hör dich singen *  (German Trad. from Wolynia)

6. Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär *  (Swiss Trad/ J.F.Reichardt)

7. Flogen einst drei wilde Tauben *  (German Trad. from the Memel area)

8. Stiller Schlager  (Solo-Version)  (H. Saarmann)

9. Rest sweet Nymphs   (Francis Pilkington)

10. Abendlied (Der Mond ist aufgegangen) *  (J.A.P.Schulz/ M. Claudius)












* track taken from 
previously released CD


Compilation of audio samples (app. 40 seconds per song):




Mara Petersohn, who did the cover artwork, commissioned me to record this album of lullabies
for her son and for all the little children of her friends. Repeat orders came in quickly.

New songs issued here are "Leise, Peterle, leise", "Verstohlen geht der Mond auf", the english classics "Scarborough Fair" and "Rest sweet Nymphs" and the yiddish "Aj-lju-lju" (sung by Fetija Jasari). It also includes four tracks from "Hüt dich, schöns Blümelein!" and exclusively – the first version of my "Stiller Schlager".

Ten lully songs from five centuries and six countries.

Vocals, guitar, glockenspiel & all arrangements by Holger Saarmann

except for "Rest sweet Nymphs", which is an original composition from 1605 for voice & lute


This CD was first "issued" in December 2003, starting with 15 copies. It will be "burned" on request and (instead of a label) signed by hand, packed in a slim-case, together with a beautiful colour-copied cover inlay.


Price: 7 Euro
+ postage/ packing

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Note: This CD is a self-burned, hand-lettered provisional! I use "Platinum" CDs which were judged "good" by "Stiftung Warentest" in 2003. However, I cannot take any guarantee for their life expectancy. It is left to your discretion to copy the CD to a medium of your confidence.
Please consider that many older CD players are not fit to play self-burned CDs (faultlessly). In such case, I recommend to copy your CD, by PC, to a blank disc of a different brand.







Sheet Music

The following songs are also available as sheet music for solo vocals and classical guitar:

Bahnsteig gegenüber   (Saarmann)
6 pages


Liebe neu erfunden   (Saarmann)
6 pages

Briefballade   (Saarmann)
3 pages

Der Gast   (Saarmann)
4 pages

Hinaufschauen   (Holger Saarmann)
4 pages


Ave Maria / Vergiss mich nicht   (Karl May)
Two songs on 3 pages

Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär  (Trad.)  /
Abendlied  (Der Mond ist aufgegangen)   (J.A.P. Schulz/ M. Claudius)

Two songs on 2 pages


All songs are printed in notes (no tabulature!) with fingering.

Price per issue: 
4 Euro


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Conditions of sale:

Please order CDs informally by mail order: 

post@holger-saarmann.de

I will confirm your order personally and, if required, answer any further questions.


Payment:
Only in advance. Banking details will be communicated upon order.


Discount:

One CD of free choice if above 80 EUR order value!

Delivery:
Within seven days after receipt of payment.

Postage costs (including package, up to 500 g
4 CDs):

2 EUR within Germany

5 EUR abroad



Complaint/ Exchange:

If a faulty CD should slip my strict quality control, please claim within 14 days after dispatch.


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