Songs from Georgia
Unique because of its sound qualities, melodies, harmonies, polyphony and modes, Georgian music was declared by composer Igor Stravinsky to be a stimulus for the development of modern Western music. The Australian vocal ensemble Golden Fleece performs, collects, teaches and researches Georgian music and here paints a vivid portrait of a rich cultural heritage.
Unique because of its sound qualities, melodies, harmonies, polyphony and modes, Georgian music was declared by the famous Russian composer Igor Stravinsky to be one of the most powerful impressions in his life - and that the spontaneous creativity of Georgian singers to be
a stimulus for the development of modern Western music.
The largely a capella Georgian songs accompany the most important moments of a villager's life: birth, the naming of a child, wedding ceremonies, work in the fields and at home, religious festivals and secular celebrations, death and burial, illness and everyday life.
The Australian vocal ensemble Golden Fleece is proud to collect, teach and research Georgian music and here paints a vivid portrait of a rich cultural heritage.
Golden Fleece is an Australian vocal ensemble which performs, collects, teaches and researches traditional Georgian music. The group takes its name from the well known mythical object the golden fleece.
Elesa (work song)
Mgzavruli (travelling song)
Shashvi-kakabi (blackbird and starlet)
Mival guriashi (I am going to Guria)
Batonebis simghera (the song for the lords)
Guruli perkhuli (Gurian round dance)
Zhamta da tselta (epochs and years)
Tskhenosnuri (horse riding)
Svanuri perkhuli (Svanetian round dance)
Mirangula (the name of a woman-fighter)
Shina vorgil (round dance song from Svaneti)
Keisruli (Caesar's song)
Shen khar venakhi (You are a vineyard)
Where to buy
This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia including Readings.