University of Atlantia

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Sutartines: Ancient Polyphonic Songs of Lithuania

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Instructor:
Patricia of Trakai


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
CA52 June 17, 2017
Crs #:
17-22
Date:
Sat Jun 17
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
10/∞
Room:
Ridgley 1
Course Category:
Performing Arts
Track:
European Music
Description
Sutartines (pronounced "soo-TAR-ti-nehz") are ancient Lithuanian songs for two to four voices. Although their origins are lost in the mists of time, they are mentioned in two 16th-century chronicles of the region. Women sang sutartines as working songs; men performed instrumental versions. We will listen to some examples of these heterophonic, often syncopated songs and discuss their place in European music history.