Vastlalaulud / Shrovetide Songs — Male chorus

Tormis, Veljo
Title: Vastlalaulud / Shrovetide Songs — Male chorus
Authors: Tormis, Veljo (Composer)
Product number: 9790550092105
Product form: Sheet music
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Price: 6,50 € (5,91 € vat 0 %)

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
Edition: 2011
Language: many languages, Estonian, English
Pages: 16
Product family: Choral works
Male choir
Finnish library classification: 78.3412 Mieskuorot
The Estonian Calendar Songs (1966-67) is one of Tormis's major works for chorus. It includes five cycles that can be performed individually: 1. Mardilaulud (Martinmas Songs) for male chorus, 2. Kadrilaulud (St. Catherine's Day Songs) for female chorus, 3. Vastlalaulud (Shrovetide Songs) for male chorus, 4. Kiigelaulud (Swing Songs) for female chorus and 5. Jaanilaulud (St. John's Day Songs) for mixed chorus. Each of the five groups of songs is concerned with the seasonal rituals and feasts of ancient farming people. The third group of songs, Vastlalaulud (Shrovetide Songs), was for Shrove Tuesday, the Christian beginning of Lent. The first song "Vistel-vastel" is often performed individually without the two songs which follow it. The texts are in Estonian and English singing translations by Ritva Poom are also provided.

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