LITHUANIAN CANTICLES

The full lithuanian texts of the canticles


My dearest Lady, Heavenly Queen (mp3, 5,45mb)

Frightening, frightening when a man (mp3, 5,26mb)


1. Remember, O Christian, what Jesus did suffer

Written down in 1995 by Modesta Liugaitė from the singing of Ieva Zalanskaitė-Turonienė (born in 1913 in the village of Mardasavas, Varėna district, now living in the village of Noškūnai, Varėna district)

2. O King our Lord, Abraham's God!

Written down in 1974 by Juozas Šidiškis from the singing of Petras Zalanskas (1900–1980, the village of Mardasavas, Varėna district)

3. As Mary Magdalene for Jesus sought

Written down in 1996 by Modesta Liugaitė from the singing of Birutė Zalanskaitė (born in 1944 in the village of Mardasavas, Varėna district, now living in Druskininkai)

4. Hail, bright Morning Star

Written down in 1974 by Juozas Šidiškis from the singing of Petras Zalanskas (1900–1980, the village of Mardasavas, Varėna district)

5. My dearest Lady, Heavenly Queen

Written down by Modesta Liugaitė in 1995 from the singing of Ieva Zalanskaitė-Turonienė (born in 1913 in the village of Mardasavas, Varėna district, now living in the village of Noškūnai, Varėna district)

6. Honour to Mary, Glory to Mary

Written down by Juozas Šidiškis in 1974 from the singing of Petras Zalanskas (1900–1980, the village of Mardasavas, Varėna district)

7. Hail, Queen of Heaven, our beloved Mother (from MD LILLF*)

Written down in 1937 from the singing of Katrė Šilanskienė (born in 1869 in the village of Andriūnai, Daugai subdistrict, Alytus County)
The singing is led by Daiva Vyčinienė

8. Frightening, frightening when a man (from MD LILLF*)

Written down in 1937 from the singing of Katrė Šilanskienė (born in 1869 in the village of Andriūnai, Daugai subdistrict, Alytus County)
The singing is led by Eglė Sereičikienė

9. May You be praised, Saint Joseph (from MD LILLF*)

Written down in 1940 from the singing of Elena Pečiunkonienė (born in 1878 in the village of Akmenys, Lazdijai district, Seinai County)
The singing is led by Dalia Vaicenavičienė

10. As Mary Magdalene for Jesus sought (from MD LILLF*)

Written down in 1937 from the singing of Viščiūtė (born in 1870 in the village of Šnikoniai, Šeduva subdistrict, Panevėžys County)
The singing is led by Daiva Vyčinienė and Eglė Sereičikienė

11. There stands Mother lamenting (from MD LILLF*)

Written down in 1940 from the singing of Cecilija Baužienė (born in 1898 in the village of Kargaudai, Pelesa parish, Lyda County)
The singing is led by Evaldas Vyčinas and Eglė Sereičikienė

MD LILLF* -  Manuscript Department of the Library of the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore

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