Vaclovas Augustinas

Lithuania *1959

http://www.mic.lt/en/persons/info/augustinas

Anoj Pusej Dunojelio (2006)

2006

Instrumentation: Choir a cappella
Overtone instrumentation: overtone choir
World premiere: 2006, Municipal Choir Vilnius, Jauna Muzika, conducted by Vaclovas Augustinas.

Traditional Lithuanian folk song which the composer learned as a child. He dedicates the work to his father. The overtones are developed from vowels at the beginning of the piece.

m-o-a-e-ė-i-o-u-a-e- (change vowels at individual rate trying to find overtones)

Quote from the performance notes: “The overtones in the men’s parts at the opening are essential and each singer should attempt to find strong overtones at his own rate.”

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