DGCD 033
DONIS - Kas tave šaukia...
   

01. Kur vainelė vajavoja
02. Kas tave šaukia
03. Tolyn, namo...
04. Anksti rytą
05. Čiulba ulba karvelėlis
06. Reiks joti vainužėlėn
07. Trijų seselių jauns brolužėlis
08. Juodas varneli
09. Augin tėvelis
10. Ūžia ąžuolėliai
11. Vai bruoli bruoli
12. Bėk, mano žirgeli


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description: A solid follow up of Donis' "Bite lingo" album, emphasising Lithuanian historical war folklore to a new level, presenting ancient songs with impressive modern post-folk arrangements and various traditional instruments. Singer Rasa Serra with her tremendous voice is on the top here. The album is dedicated to 600 years anniversary of the Great Žalgiris (Grunwald 1410) battle.

origin: Lithuania
genre: post-folk, ethno-pop
recorded: 2006-2010 / released: 2010, Dangus
format: 4 panel digipack CD
status: available, 20 Lt / 10 Eur

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Music and lyrics:
Folk lyrics [2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11]
Folk music [5]
Authentic melodies arrangements [2,4,7,9,10,11] and original music [1,3,6,8,12] by Donatas Bielkauskas

performed by:
Rasa Serra /www.rasaserra.com – vocals [2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11] 
Giedrius Balčiūnas /www.mrjumbo.lt – electric guitar improvisations [2,4,6,9,12] and lute [10], acoustic guitar [2,6].
Jevgenij Sege – electric guitar [1], acoustic guitar [1,4,6,7,8,9,10,12]
Elena Trečiokaitė – violin [8,11], vocals [11]
Kęstutis Peseckas – acoustic guitar [11]
Daiva Bielkauskienė – violin [7]
Donatas Bielkauskas – programming, recording, dūda (Baltic bagpipe), dulcimer, keyboards, percussion, birbynė, lumzdelis, žvanguliai, tradicinės kanklės, dambrelis (folk instruments), accordion, piano, wind bells, effects, sampling, electric guitar (1,3), vocals (3,11).

recorded at D.Bielkauskas mobile ethnic music studio at Dovilai ethnic cultural center /www.donis.lt/studija
mixing:
Donatas Bielkauskas
mastering: Kristijonas Lučinskas /www.soundprovocation.com
CD designs: Ugnius Liogė

[c][p] 2010 Donis
[c][p] 2010 Dangus

website: www.donis.lt

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english translation:

DONIS "Who calls you..."

01. Where war wages
02. Who Call You...
03. Forth, home
04. I Woke Up Early
05. Dove's Song
06. Must Go to War
07. Young Brother of Three Sisters
08. Black Raven
09. Father Raises
10. Sighing Oaks
11. Oh, Brother Brother
12. Run, My Dear Horse

Lithuanian folk military-historical songs did not reveal an objective historical panorama. However, they have shown deep philosophical man's approach to life, optimism, love, and victory of nobleness and spiritual essence against suffering and destruction. That accounts for their greatness and value.
(Pranė Jokimaitienė)

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01. Where War Wages
Instrumental track.

02. Who Calls You? (original title Žalio vario)
Ancient ritual game of funeral (registered in 1984).
During the ritual, people sing: Who calls you?
“What do you want, sirs?”
“We want a man!"
”Oh, who will open the gate?”
“We will open the gate…”
Passing the gate represents passing from this world into the beyond.

03. Forth, Home...
Carry me, my horse, forth, home...

04. I Woke Up Early
A song of farewell (registered in 1828). An old mother cries and wails over her young son leaving for the war. The young soldier cries saying that he has no siblings who could see him off.

05. Dove’s Song
Military and love song (registered in 1938). This particularly lyrical song has very well-expressed motifs of strong emotional ties in the family. Parents and siblings cry over the soldier who left, look for him everywhere but cannot find him. But the girl finds him in Vilnius town and he promises to marry her.

06. Must Go to War (original title Oi, šėriau šėriau)
Leaving for war song (registered in 1960). While feeding the horse, the boy receives a letter brought by a cuckoo inviting him to war. As he is leaving, he is sad about his girl, hopes to return from war and marry her.

07. Young Brother of Three Sisters
Brother’s farewell song (registered apprx. in 1963). The key motifs of preparing the boy for war are expressed concisely and quietly in the song: one sister dresses her brother, the other saddles up the horse, while the third lifts the gate and sees him off. The brother never returns as he is killed in the war. The horse brings the message about his demise.

08. Black Raven
Dying soldier’s song (registered in 1936). The song conveys the motif of death and wedding. The dying soldier asks the raven to fly to his home town and spread the news that he got married: his bride is the small bullet piercing his heart.

09. Father Raises
Soldier’s fate song (registered apprx. in 1949). The first part conveys the preparations for leaving for war and parting with the family, while the second one describes the soldier’s fate in the war, the cruelties of battles and the deaths of soldiers.

10. Sighing Oaks (original title Ir atlėkė žąsų pulkas)
A song about the soldier’s service in Prussian army (registered in 1919). The opening image relates to the mythical image: a covey of geese bring the message about the soldier’s death. The song stresses a difficult life of a soldier and the gloomy loneliness of the widowed bride.

11. Oh, Brother Brother
Leaving for war song (registered in 1962). A young boy asks his brother to saddle up the horse as he has to go to war. The refrain oh how nice and fine our army is grants some playfulness and optimism to the song.

12. Run, My Dear Horse
Instrumental track.

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Information about songs prepared by Irena Nakienė.
Translation by Ugnė Vitkutė.


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