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Lithuanian Songs and Dances

Various Artists
Lithuanian Songs and Dances

Lithuanian Songs and Dances presents Lithuanian folk songs, called dainos, alongside dances such as the polka and the Lithuanian jig. In his introduction to the album, V. F. Beliajus writes: "Lithuania has its share of dances too, but running second place to the number of songs in its repertoire." This is a matter of practicality—though one cannot usually dance if working on the farm, singing is always embraced. Songs and dances are mainly concerned with life on the farm: from chores such as planting, reaping, and cultivating to praise or reproach of creatures such as the grasshopper, mosquito, or goat. Liner notes include a brief album introduction and a list of suggested recordings from Monitor.

Track Listing

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Piršlio Polka (Matchmaker's Polka) V. Radzevickas (conductor) 2:44
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102
Are Are Bernuželis (The Young Lad Plowed) Lithuanian Radio Vocal Ensemble 2:40
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103
Via Šeriau Šeriau (Oh, I Fed My Stallion) Jonas Stasunas and Chaimas Potašinskas 1:56
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104
Kubilas (The Tub) Lithuanian Radio Vocal Ensemble, Lietuvos TSR Valstybinis akademinis operos ir baleto teatr, Lithuania 1:26
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105
Lakštingala negali neciulbet (Nightingale, You Cannot Be Without Song) Valentinas Adamkevicius and N. Dukstulskaite 3:14
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106
Per Giria Girele (Throughout the Forest of Pine Trees) Lithuanian Radio Vocal Ensemble 2:49
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107
I Mano Kambari Seni Draugai (My Old Friends Came to My Chamber) Jonas Stasunas and Kaimas Potašinskas 3:06
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108
Dzigunas (The Jig) Ludvikas Baltušis 3:20
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201
Tu Svoteli (You're a Matchmaker) Lithuanian Radio Vocal Ensemble 1:09
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202
Koksai Langvas Poiselis (Vacation Is So Pleasant) Jonas Stasunas and Kaimas Potašinskas 2:28
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203
Gaidys (The Rooster) Lithuanian Radio Vocal Ensemble, Lietuvos TSR Valstybinis akademinis operos ir baleto teatr, Lithuania 3:11
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204
Mano Merguzele (My Maiden) Kostas Silgalis and Chaimas Potašinskas 2:20
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205
Kas Bernelio Sumislyta (What Has My Young Swain Planned?) Valentinas Adamkevicius and Nadežda Dukstulskaite 3:14
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206
Tu Giruze (Oh, Thou Forest) Lithuanian Radio Women's Ensemble 3:05
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207
Aš Atsikelsiu Anksti Ryteli (I Shall Rise Early in the Morning) Jonas Stasunas and Chaimas Potašinskas 2:59
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208
Subatele (Saturday) Ludvikas Baltušis 2:51
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