Associated NVN member: Joan Mills
Publisher: Black Mountain Press
Price: enquire at CPR
How to buy: From the Centre for Performance Research
Website: http://www.thecpr.org.uk /
A practical workbook of traditional folk, church and urban songs from Georgia for singers of Georgian songs in the West and the inspiration of the renowned and much loved ethnomusicologist, Edisher Garakanidze.
The 99 songs have been arranged in order of ease, each with an English translation of the text and notes prepared by Joseph Jordania. The book includes an extensive introduction by Edisher, which explains his belief in the unique power and beauty of Georgian traditional song. Together with maps of the regions from which the songs come, photographs and additional notes on Georgian choirs in the West, this makes a complete guide to singing the wonderful folk harmonies of Georgia – whether you are a beginner, or a long-term enthusiast!
99 Georgian Songs is ring bound for ease of use – an indispensable workbook for all UK Georgian choir members and their leaders.