1547 1997

 

450th Anniversary of the First Lithuanian Book by Martynas Mažvydas

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"Martynas Mažvydas" ( Pronunciation of the name Martynas Mažvydas) a fragment of 2 seconds

A. Dievelaitis (born in 1897) performs authentically :

"Lietuvininkų giesmė" a fragment of 31 seconds
Recorded in 1967,  Šyškrantė, district Šilutė.
 

Hymns from M. Mažvydas Catechismus, performed by Danielius Sadauskas. Organist Gediminas Kviklys:

"Prašimas ape Dvase" a fragment of 43 seconds
 
"Apie Dvase Šventa" (Veni creator spiritus) a fragment of 30 seconds
 
Oratio Dominica ("Tieve musu Danguiesis")  a fragment of 1 min 25 seconds
 
"Christau, Dena esi ir švesibe" (Christe Qui Lux es et Dies)  a fragment of 41 seconds
 

Hymns performed by Danielius Sadauskas and the group of singers of Čiurlionis Gymnasium of Arts :

"Ponui mūsų užgimus" a fragment of 2 min 41 seconds
 
"Dėkavokim nu mes visi" a fragment of 54 seconds
 
"Pagirtas būk , Jėzu Christe" a fragment of 1 min 36 seconds

Vytautas Juozapaitis. Martynas Mažvydas Catechismus PRADESTYSE holy songs

"TAs est Dieva prisakimas"  a fragment of 52 seconds
 
"MEs tikim ijg venagi Dieva"  a fragment of 1 min 29 seconds
 
"BErnelis gimė mums"  a fragment of 53 seconds
 

Commemoration of the 450th Anniversary of the First Lithuanian Book
at the Opera House, Vilnius, January 8, 1997
(fragments from the Lithuanian RTV audio recording)

First Part

Martynas Mažvydas

“Knygelės pačios bylo ...” a fragment of 1 min.36 seconds

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 GRAŽINIS

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, a fragment of 45 seconds

 

Just. Marcinkevičius. Mažvydas (fragments) performed by the cast of Vaidila Theater

"Kai į Ragainę atėjo..." When he came to Ragainė... a fragment of 1 min. 06 seconds

Mažvydo žodžiai apie ąžuolą a fragment of 19 seconds about an oak-tree

 

Text of the Speech by Justinas MARCINKEVIČIUS, writer,  member of the State Committee for the commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the first Lithuanian book

  Recording of the speech by Just. Marcinkevičius, a fragment of 1 min. 09 seconds

 
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 Lithuanian book.<...>

 

Second Part

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
 

  Br. Kutavičius, “The North Gate”, a fragment of 57 seconds

 
Text of the speech by Ingė LUKŠAITĖ (in Lithuanian),  member of the State Committee for the commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the first Lithuanian book
 

  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
 

  Br. Kutavičius, “The West Gate”, a fragment of 1 min 09 seconds

G. Kuprevičius' opera "The Prussians" staged at Klaipėda Music Theatre (fragments to listen)

Performs: Virgilijus Noreika, and Klaipėda Music Theatre Chorus and orchestra

  Opera  "The Prussians"  a fragment of 1 min. 55 seconds
 
Opera "The Prussians" a fragment of 47 seconds
 
Opera "The Prussians" a fragment of 1 min. 43 seconds 

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