Lithuanian Vocal Music Catalogue
Within a few years the LMIPC plans to implement a handy search tool for Lithuanian repertoire. In the series of Lithuanian music catalogues launched in 2002, the listings of works for string and wind instruments, piano and chamber music have already been published. The fifth issue of the series devoted to vocal music appeared in the winter of 2004, comprising all chamber and orchestral compositions with voice. The contents of the catalogues is not confined to the repertoire archived by the centre: they include all professional output of living composers with precise details on scoring, dates of creation, duration, publications and commercial releases. It is an indispensable tool for everyone seeking to enrich one's repertoire with less known but nonetheless vibrant and distinctive works. All the catalogues are available upon request by emailing to [email protected]
Laudate Dominum. New Lithuanian Choral Music. –
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre. Series: Lithuanian Music Anthologies, 2005, 96 pages (ed. by Vaclovas Augustinas)
Giedrius Svilainis Laudate Dominum / Giedrius Svilainis O quam tristis / Jonas Tamulionis Lacrimosa / Raminta Šerkšnytė Aurei Regina Caeli (3 movements) / Algirdas Martinaitis Sanctus / Vytautas Miškinis Nunc dimittis No. 2 / Vaclovas Augustinas Hymne à Saint Martin / Zita Bružaitė Hymn to the Good Shepherd / Vidmantas Bartulis Little Prayer / Alvidas Remesa The Lord's Prayer
This publication includes a selection of ten works for a cappella choir from the last decade, written to Latin and liturgical texts (except the three last compositions, written to Lithuanian texts, with translations added). All compositions presented here can be performed not only by professional choir singers, but also by the amateur choirs with moderate capabilities. It was important that the vocal parts be written comfortably, and that singers would not encounter major problems in learning their parts – that is, without the difficult intervals and complicated rhythms.
This collection presents choral works of the most popular choral composers (often choirmasters themselves) that have achieved certain success. Vaclovas Augustinas' Hymne à Saint Martin won second prize at the international composition competition in Tours. Giedrius Svilainis' O quam tristis and Laudate Dominum helped two chamber choirs from Vilnius, "Psalmos" and "Brevis", to become prize-winners at the international choral competitions in Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. Raminta Šerkšnytė's Aurei Regina Caeli and Algirdas Martinaitis' Sanctus have been frequently showcased by "Jauna muzika" chamber choir at large international choral music forums. Vytautas Miškinis' Nunc dimittis No. 2 was commissioned by the Choral Department of the University of Louisville in 2002.
Ten choral pieces are an ideal addition to the repertoire of every choir, and should find their admirers amongst the choir conductors and singers in many countries. To get your copy of publication, please contact us via [email protected]
24 Lithuanian Composers. A Collection of New Brochures
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. Compositions for Piano. Complete edition. –
Kaunas: J. Petronis Publishing, 2004, 432 pages (ed. by Vytautas Landsbergis)