The Little Seal's Island

Jonas Tamulionis

The Little Seal's Island
Instrumentation: Children's choir
Year of publication: 2021
Publisher: Music Information Centre Lithuania
Publisher contacts: A. Mickevičiaus 29, 08117 Vilnius, Lithuania; www.mic.lt, [email protected]
Score: 43 p.
Price: 10.00 €

Songs for pre-school and primary school choirs

Compilers and editors: Jurgita Dirgėlaitė-Kutavičienė, Audronė Steponavičiūtė Zupkauskienė

Jonas Tamulionis (b. 1949) has long been a popular composer of choral music both in Lithuania and beyond. His pieces have been sung throughout Europe, the Americas, Australia and South Africa. They have enjoyed a particular popularity in Japan, Singapore and the Philippines. All in all, Tamulionis has written almost 400 compositions, notably for guitar, accordion and choir. His music has earned him dozens of trophies at various competitions around the world, including two prizes awarded by the Swiss Choral Association, a special jury award in Italy, first prizes in the competition Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain, a number of International Stasys Šimkus Choir Competition prizes in Klaipėda, and over twenty awards for his music for children. In 2011, he picked up the Culture and Arts Prize awarded by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. His music for children ranges from simple single-voice songs to an opera. Accord-ing to Tamulionis, the world of children has always been close to him. “Is there something wrong in remaining somewhat childish even when you become old? I have written about one hundred pieces for children, beginning with songs for vocal ensembles and choirs, and down to large cycles. Composing for children is by no means an easy task. In a way, you’re trapped. You cannot oversimplify things as this might render your work cheap; on the other hand, you cannot write in the same vein as composing for grownups.”


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Chapters

  1. Blossoms, the Work of the Bees

    Words by Juozas Nekrošius

  2. The Little Seal's Island

    Words by Ramutė Girkontaitė

  3. The Cobbler Was Making Shoes

    Words by Vilius Baltrėnas

  4. The Sweetings

    Words by Martynas Vainilaitis

  5. Sand Hill, Amber Land

    Words by Vilius Baltrėnas

  6. Violets for Mummy

    Words by Aldona Puišytė

  7. Little Drops

    Words by Salomėja Kaknevičienė

  8. Summer Lullaby

    Words by Salomėja Kaknevičienė

  9. Bridle

    Words by Aldona Puišytė

  10. Green Song

    Words by Ramutė Girkontaitė

  11. The Rivulet

    Words by Juozas Nekrošius

  12. Ta ta to katučių

    Lithuanian folk song

  13. Grūdu grūdu grucukį

    Lithuanian folk song

  14. Lylia lylia mažutį

    Lithuanian folk song

  15. Tu ru ru ru

    Lithuanian folk song

  16. Čerbaba čerbaba

    Lithuanian folk song

  17. Joja joja dziedukas

    Lithuanian folk song

  18. Kic kic kamajuos

    Lithuanian folk song

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