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Neišeik, saulala 'Don't leave me, sun'
2007; commissioned by Maris Sirmais and the Latvian Youth Choir Kamer as part of the World Sun Songs project; with skuduciai (Lithuanian panpipes)
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'Miškinis: Choral Music' (CDA67818)
Miškinis: Choral Music
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Neišeik, saulala 'Don't leave me, sun'
Neišeik, saulala (Don’t leave me, sun) was written in 2007 for the Latvian Youth Choir Kamer. Miškinis was one of seventeen composers commissioned as part of a large World Sun Songs project. Each composer was asked to consider the impact of the sun in their own lives. Intent on creating a piece imbued with the spirit of Lithuanian folklore Miškinis utilizes a fragment of a familiar Shepherd Song The sun, my mother. This melancholy song is an elderly mother’s prayer for her only son to return after twenty-five years of service in the army. Lithuanian panpipes, called skuduciai, play alongside the voices of the choir providing, the composer states, ‘an acoustic element, not an accompaniment’. The result is a musical ritual which can be developed by visual action from the choir.

from notes by Rupert Gough © 2010

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67818 track 5
Recording date
9 January 2010
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Miškinis: Choral Music (CDA67818)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: November 2010
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