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Sutartinė



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Sutartinė are the kind of ethnic music of North Eastern Aukštaičiai - old contrapuntal folk songs and instrumental pieces. Most characteristic features of sutartinė are bitonality of tunes of separate of vocal or instrumental voices, polyrhithmics and polymetrics.

Foursomes sutartinė are performing by two singers or two groups of singers alternately: the tunes and texts of voices are different; twosomes sutartinė are performing by two singers or two groups of singers: the tunes are also different, while text is the same or almost same; threesomes sutartinė are performing by three singers or three groups of singers in order of canon. These three types of sutartinė were performing as well on wind instruments, while the foursomes and twosomes sutartinė - on kanklės.

Notes:

1. The foursomes sutartinė "Atjoja raitų pulkelis" (best view).
The both voices sung by O. Smilgienė (Biržai reg., Papilys a., Gavėniškis v.) in 1910 (Paliulis 1959:196, N 156).

There is no authentics record.

2. The twosomes sutartinė "Lioi liepa" (best view).
The both voices sung by M. Paliulis (Biržai reg., Vabalninkas a., Savučiai fm.) in 1932 (Paliulis 1959:187 - 188, N 136).

There is no authentics record.

3 The threesomes sutartinė "Išjoja išjoja" (best view).
Sung by A. Ūsorienė, S. Mikalauskienė, K. Ališauskienė (Ukmergė reg., Žemaitkiemis a.) in 1936 (Slaviūnas 1959:71-73, N 1235).
Record (49s) (LTR 419 (1)).

More about sutartinė see Slaviūnas 1958; 1959



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