450th Anniversary of the First Lithuanian Book by Martynas
at the Opera House, Vilnius, January 8, 1997
pačios bylo ... a fragment of 1 min.36
recited by actor Algirdas LATĖNAS.
Hymns from M.
Mažvydas' Catechismus, performed by the Aidija Chorus and by
singers from the Čiurlionis Gymnasium of Arts, conducted by Romualdas
Hymn, a fragment of 52 seconds.
Hymn, a fragment of 1 min. 22 seconds
Text of the
speech by prof. Vytautas LANDSBERGIS, Chairman of the Seimas of
the Republic of Lithuania, Chairman of the Anniversary Committee
Recording of the speech by prof. Vytautas LANDSBERGIS,
of 45 seconds
Just. Marcinkevičius. Mažvydas
(fragments) performed by the cast of Vaidila Theater.
Ragainę atėjo..." When he came to Ragainė... a fragment of 1 min. 06 seconds
apie ąžuolą a fragment of 19 seconds about an
of the Speech by Justinas MARCINKEVIČIUS, writer, member of the
State Committee for the commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the first Lithuanian
Recording of the
speech by Just. Marcinkevičius, a fragment of 1 min.
- Blessed is the hand stroking a child's head, holding a book or extending it
- like bread - to another.
Three times blessed is the hand
which for 450 years has extended to us, to Lithuanians and Samogitians, our written
language. All Lithuania has today assembled before that hand, has gathered around her
book. Although only a few have seen it, everyone believes that it exists. It must
exist, for without it Lithuania would not exist either. Therefore, we can say that we have
two kings: Mindaugas, who created the Lithuanian state, and Mažvydas, who created the
Br. Kutavičius, "The North
Gate," part 2 from a four-part composition The Gates of Jerusalem. Performed
by the St. Christopher Orchestra. Conducted by prof. Donatas KATKUS
The North Gate, a fragment of 57 seconds
Text of the speech by Ingė
LUKŠAITĖ, member of the State Committee for the commemoration of the 450th
anniversary of the first Lithuanian book (in Lithuanian)
Recording of the
speech by Ingė LUKŠAITĖ, a fragment of 40 seconds
Br. Kutavičius, The West Gate
(Stabat Mater) part 4 from four parts composition The Gates of Jerusalem. Performed
by the St. Christopher Orchestra and the Aidija Chorus. Conducted by prof. Donatas
KATKUS . Organist Živilė SURVILAITĖ
The West Gate, a fragment of 1 min 09 seconds
Director - Nerijus PETROKAS
Designer - Henrikas CIPARIS
used here are from the Lithuanian RTV audio recording.