Music from the Republic of Georgia, Vol. 1by Patty Cuyler and Mollie StoneBook w/DVDGrades 2-12
This book includes twelve traditional three-part folk songs from the Republic of Georgia which can be performed with mixed, youth or adult choirs, all-male or all-female ensembles, or children's choirs. Included in the book are scores, word sheets, a pronunciation guide, a short history of Georgia and its music, rehearsal techniques and tips for authentic performance.
Arrangements are for middle school to high school singers; some are adaptable for younger singers.
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.
Included songs: 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)