Stary Olsa - Verbum (CD)

Stary Olsa - Verbum (CD)

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Old tunes played on long-forgotten instruments and ancient words of languages that haven't been spoken for ages will take you into Belarusian medieval towns and castles, where you can hear peoples' voices at the town square, court balls hubbub, sad ballads, and sublime poems.

This CD presents excerpts from avital chefs-d'oeuvre of Belarusian written records, such as the Lay of Igor's Warfare (in Old Slavonic; gusli; 12th c.; anonymous author), the Song of the Wisent (in Latin; lute; 1522; Mikalaj Husoŭski), the Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (in Old Belarusian; bagpipe; 1588; Astafij Valovič, Lieŭ Sapieha), and Pan Tadeusz (in Polish; hurdy-gurdy; 1834; Adam Mickiewicz), along with the 16th c. Belarusian music - works by Wojciech Długoraj and the Krakow Royal Library Holography.

Part of the album consists of live versions of medieval dances with anachronistic combinations of ancient instruments, such as lute and bagpipe, gusli and monochord, jew's-harp and mandolin, bagpipe and gusli, gusli and lute, and many others.

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Track listing

  1. Equine Branle (mediaeval dance)
  2. Mound
  3. Krakow Royal Library Holography. 16th century (Polacak Adversaria)
  4. Lay of Igor's Warfare. 12th century
  5. Batoryj Dance. Vojciech Dluharaj. 1580's.
  6. Warfare
  7. Song of the Wisent, Mikalaj Husouski. 1522
  8. Song. Vojciech Dluharaj. 1580's.
  9. Angel (Latvian folk dance)
  10. Appeal to King. Leu Sapieha. 1588 (Vilnia's Castle)
  11. There, Over The Hill
  12. Departure (mediaeval dance)
  13. Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania 1588 (Town Hall Square): a. King's Privilege, b. Leu Sapieha's Appeal to Estates
  14. Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania 1588 (Town Hall Square): a. Chapter 1. Article 1, b. Chapter 3. Article 1
  15. Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania 1588 (Town Hall Square): a. Chapter 3. Article 2, b. Chapter 3. Article 3, c. Chapter 3. Article 12
  16. The Way
  17. Pan Tadeusz. Adam Mickiewicz. 1834
  18. Branle (mediaeval dance)