Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Traditional Georgian Folk Song
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   earthsongs
Edition:   S-161
Voicing:   TTB
Setting:   A Cappella


Kathy Romey
University of Minnesota 2003
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

This slow, mournful song in e-flat minor is from the Soviet Republic of Georgia. It is simply set to phonemes used to express great sadness for the death of a young shepherd boy. A pronunciation tape and CD entitled “The Georgian Songs,” demonstrating the haunting “half-falsetto” pianissimo singing style, are available from the publisher.