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Veljo Tormis: 7 August 1930 – 21 January 2017

Holst Singers

Inspirational composer and dear friend to Stephen Layton and the Holst Singers – Veljo Tormis – died on Saturday. He leaves a great legacy in the form of his works, the people he taught and the revitalised tradition of folksong in Estonia and beyond. Here’s a clip from the monumental work ‘Helletused’, or ‘Childhood memory (herding calls)’.

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