Mediterranean Pop Mass

Tonči Huljić composer

Mediterranean Choir & Orchestra
Hana Huljić, Lorena Bucan, Karlo Vudric vocals

Release Date: November 11, 2022
Catalog #: NV6473
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Liturgical
Vocal Music
Choir
Orchestra

The essence of Tonči Huljić’s music is eclecticism, his Western melodic style fused with the rich instrumentalism of the Mediterranean and the world resulting in a completely new spirit. This MEDITERRANEAN POP MASS, recorded in Split, Croatia, thoughtfully blends traditional orchestral and modern sounds in exciting ways, infusing iconic classical works with groove, reignited passion, and an appreciation of the conventions of today’s musical idioms. Featuring an orchestra, choir, modern rhythm section, and soloists Hana Huljic, Lorena Bucan, Karlo Vudric, Huljic conjures an atmosphere like no other in his compositions, a satisfying listening experience for anyone who appreciates where music has been, and where it is going.

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Track Listing & Credits

# Title Composer Performer
01 Kyrie eleison Tonči Huljić Mediterranean Choir & Orchestra; Hana Huljić, vocals 6:17
02 Gloria Tonči Huljić Mediterranean Choir & Orchestra; Hana Huljić, Lorena Bucan, Karlo Vudric - vocals 8:47
03 Credo Tonči Huljić Mediterranean Choir & Orchestra; Hana Huljić, Lorena Bucan, Karlo Vudric - vocals 8:27
04 Sanctus / Benedictus Tonči Huljić Mediterranean Choir & Orchestra; Tonči Huljić, Lorena Bucan (Benedictus) - vocals 9:18
05 Agnus Dei Tonči Huljić Mediterranean Choir & Orchestra; Hana Huljić, Lorena Bucan, Karlo Vudric - vocals 5:33
06 Dies Irae Hana Huljić Hana Huljić, solo 12:01
07 Ave Maria Tonči Huljić Mediterranean Choir & Orchestra; Hana Huljić, vocals 5:45

Illustration by Nikola Vudrag

Recorded 2021 in Split, Croatia

Kyrie eleison, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus/Benedictus, Agnus Dei
Arranging Tonči Huljić, Nenad Siskov
Orchestration Nenad Siskov
Mixing, Mastering & Programing Nenad Siskov

Dies Irae
Orchestration Hana Huljić
Programing Hrvoje Domazet
Mixing & Mastering Nenad Siskov

Ave Maria
Arranging Tonči Huljić, Leo Skaro
Orchestration Nenad Siskov, Leo Skaro
Programing Leo Skaro
Mixing & Mastering Nenad Siskov

Executive Producer Bob Lord

A&R Director Brandon MacNeil
A&R Miran Vaupotić

VP of Production Jan Košulič
Audio Director Lucas Paquette

VP, Design & Marketing Brett Picknell
Art Director Ryan Harrison
Design Edward A. Fleming, Morgan Hauber
Publicity Patrick Niland, Aidan Curran

Artist Information

Tonči Huljić

Composer

Tonči Huljić is the most awarded and best-selling Croatian musician, composer, and record producer.

The Mediterranean atmosphere and the various cultural and musical influences of the former Yugoslavia have left an indelible mark on the structure of the melody, score-writing, and production solutions. In the 1980s, together with his decade-older colleagues, Huljić founded the pop band Magazin which earned him numerous releases and years-long tours across the former Yugoslav republics. He managed to align his melody with the broad ethnicity of the region and audiences alike. It is this talent for assimilation and openness that would ultimately prove to be vital for his success in the world market, where he would later begin his work as a composer — by affirming his musical style, which often saw the infusion of classical music.

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Hana Huljić

composer & vocalist

Hana Huljuc Graso was born in Split in 1990 to a musical family. In her hometown, she received her master’s degree in Music Theory at the Academy of Arts, and with her Little Symphony performed at the National Theater, she also received her master’s degree from the Composition department. In addition to composing, she also sings, and has toured Asia a few times as a solo vocalist at crossover pianist Maksim Mrvica’s concerts. As a songwriter, under the alias Hana Who, she writes pop songs in both English and Croatian, her latest work named Colours. She composes for various genres; classical orchestral compositions, pop songs, music for plays and musicals, and is engaged in orchestrations.

Her composition Dies Irae, performed by orchestra and choir as a part of Tonči Huljić’s “Mass of the Mediterranean” pop concert, is a combination of traditional orchestral and modern sounds. The author, who also sang solo soprano lines, considers this piece as her most complete work so far.

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