Village Harmony

Music from the Republic of Georgia, Vol. 1 (book+DVD)

Price: $35

Raising the Bar:
Music from the Republic of Georgia Volume 1

Created by Patty Cuyler & Mollie Stone
with Shergil Pirtskhelani of Ensemble Zedashe, 2013

Price: $35

Twelve traditional 3-part folk songs from the Republic of Georgia, for mixed, youth and adult choirs. Book with scores, pronunciation guide, performance guidelines and background information. The accompanying teaching DVD includes pronunciation and performance video.  The DVD was filmed with 25 singers aged 8-18 from Chicago Children’s Choir and Shergil Pirstkhelani of Ensemble Zedashe from Sighnaghi, Republic of Georgia.

Songs in this volume:
Aragvisp’iruli lashkruli (marching song from Kartl-k’akheti)
Bail-betkil (round-dance from Svaneti)
Chela (cart-driver’s song from Samegrelo)
Deda mogik’vdesa (mother’s lament from Tusheti)
Imeruli mgzavruli (traveling song from Imereti)
Lemchil (round-dance from Svaneti)
Megruli alilo (Christmas carol from Samegrelo)
Rach’uli nana (lullaby from Rach’a)
Shari-shuri (folk song from Kartl-k’akheti)
Tselo mousvi balakhsa (folk song from Kartl-k’akheti)
Ts’mindao ghmerto (orthodox chant from eastern Georgia)
Uts’inares mas vadidebt (love song from Guria)

In addition to the book and teaching DVD is access to an online resource site with source recording downloads and video links.